The Armenians have probably lived in the same area of the Caucasus for 3000 years, although there are no records of written Armenian until the fifth century AD. Armenian only retains a small number of native words, making its history difficult to study.
  • Godel, R. (1975). An introduction to the study of classical Armenian. Wiesbaden: L. Reichert.
    Olin PK8013.G58

    A reference grammar of Classical Armenian.

  • Hübschmann, H. (1962). Armenische Grammatik (2nd ed.). Hildesheim: Georg Olms.
    Olin PK8433.H88 1962

    Very outdated, but the only Armenian etymological dictionary not written in Armenian.

  • Klingenschmitt, G. (1982). Das altarmenische Verbum. Wiesbaden: L. Reichert.
    Olin PK8061.K65 1982 in room 501

    An excellent (though technical and controversial) study of the history of the Armenian verb.

  • Meillet, A. (1936). Esquisse d'une grammaire comparée de l'arménien classique (2nd ed.). Vienne: Impr. des Pp. mékhitharistes.
    Olin PK8018.M51 1936

    The classic comparative grammar of Armenian, brief but thorough.

  • Olsen, B. A. (1999). The noun in Biblical Armenian: Origin and word formation: With special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
    available online

    A detailed morpho-historical treatment of the Armenian noun.