Վահագն

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From Old Armenian Վահագն (Vahagn); see below.

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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
    • 5th century AD (disputed), Moses of Chorene, History of the Armenians, ch. 85-87 (Birth of Vahagn)
      Երկնէր երկին, երկնէր երկիր, երկնէր եւ ծովն ծիրանի.
      երկն ի ծովուն ունէր եւ զկարմրիկն եղեգնիկ.
      ընդ եղեգան փող ծուխ ելանէր, ընդ եղեգան փող բոց ելանէր.
      եւ ի բոցոյն վազէր խարտեաշ պատանեկիկ․ նա հուր հեր ունէր,
      ապա թէ բոց ունէր մօրուս, եւ աչկունքն էին արեգակունք
      Erknēr erkin, erknēr erkir, erknēr ew covn cirani.
      erkn i covun unēr ew zkarmrikn ełegnik.
      ənd ełegan pʿoł cux elanēr, ənd ełegan pʿoł bocʿ elanēr.
      ew i bocʿoyn vazēr xarteaš patanekik. na hur her unēr,
      apa tʿē bocʿ unēr mōrus, ew ačʿkunkʿn ēin aregakunkʿ
      Parturient heaven, parturient earth, parturient also the crimson sea.
      In its labours lay in the sea also the carmine reed.
      Smoke rose from the reed, a flame rose from the reed.
      And from the flame, a red haired boy escaped. Hair he had of fire,
      also a beard he had of flame(s), and his eyes were suns.
  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