-ունի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From -ուն (-un) +‎ (-i).

Suffix[edit]

-ունի (-uni)

  1. forming adjectives
    արքունիarkʿuniroyal
    ծերունիceruniaged, old
    խնամունիxnamunikindred
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably of Urartian origin.

Suffix[edit]

-ունի (-uni)

  1. denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family
    ԱրշակAršakArsaces
    ԱրշակունիAršakuniArsacid
    ԲագրատBagratBagrat
    ԲագրատունիBagratuniBagratid
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References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 441–442
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ունի”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48