Վահագն

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From Old Armenian Վահագն (Vahagn).

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Վահագն (Vahagn)

  1. (Armenian mythology) Vahagn
    Վահագն վիշապաքաղVahagn višapakʿał ― Vahagn the Dragonslayer
  2. A male given name, Vahagn.

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *Վարհագն (*Varhagn), from Parthian *Varhraγn; ultimately from Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀𐬖𐬥𐬀 (Vərəθraγna, Verethragna, literally smiting of resistance, breaking of defence; victory). Related to Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀 (vərəθra, shield, obstacle, defensive power) and Sanskrit वृत्र (vṛtrá, Vṛtra; defense; coverer), all ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hurtra- (cover).

Cognate with Middle Persian 𐭥𐭫𐭧𐭫𐭠𐭭 (Wahrām, war god, god of victory), Persian بهرام (Bahrām), Bactrian ορλαγνο (orlagno, god of victory), Sogdian [script?] (vašagn) and Sanskrit वृत्रहन् (vṛtrá-hán, smiter of vṛtra, i.e. smiting the cause of covering/hiding).

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Վահագն (Vahagn)

  1. (Armenian mythology) Vahagn
  2. (astronomy) constellation Orion
  3. (Greek mythology) Heracles
  4. (Greek mythology) Apollo

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  • Վահագն in Hračʿya Ačaṙyan (1942–1962), Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names], in 5 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume V