-ուն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն

  1. Forms adjectives from verbs.
    կպչել (kpčʿel) — to stick
    կպչուն (kpčʿun) — sticky

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *-ono- suffix and perhaps partly from Proto-Indo-European *-o-mno-, an ablaut of *-o-meno- (adverbial suffix of neuter gender).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives from verbs and rarely from nouns
    փայլեմpʿaylem ― to shine
    փայլունpʿaylun ― shining
    ասեմasem ― to talk
    ասունasun ― able to talk
    շարժեմšaržem ― to move
    շարժունšaržun ― moveable
    իմաստimast ― understanding, good sense, judgment
    իմաստունimastun ― wise

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References[edit]

  • -ուն” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 66