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-ութիւն

-ութիւն

Old Armenian

Suffix

-ութիւն (-utʿiwn)

  1. forming quality and abstract nouns from nouns, adjectives and verbs; -ity, -ness, -dom, -hood, -y
    միmi ― one
    միութիւնmiutʿiwn ― union
    փիլիսոփայpʿilisopʿay ― philosopher
    փիլիսոփայութիւնpʿilisopʿayutʿiwn ― philosophy
    արքայarkʿay ― king
    արքայութիւնarkʿayutʿiwn ― kingdom
    բարձրbarjr ― high
    բարձրութիւնbarjrutʿiwn ― height
    մկրտեմmkrtem ― to baptize
    մկրտութիւնmkrtutʿiwn ― baptism

Declension

Usage notes

  • The suffix was very productive.
  • Often abbreviated as -ութի՟ (-utʿi.) = -ութիւն (-utʿiwn), -ութե՟ (-utʿe.) = -ութեան (-utʿean), -ութէ՟ (-utʿē.) = -ութենէ (-utʿenē).

Derived terms

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Descendants

References

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), -ութիւն”, 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
  • Tumanjan, Eteri (1971) Drevnearmjanskij jazyk [The Old Armenian Language] (in Russian), Moscow: Nauka, page 19
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 56