գաւազան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *gavāzan (spiked stick used for driving oxen). Compare Persian گوازه (gavāza), گاوزنه (gāvzana), Avestan [script needed] (gavāza, ox-goad).

Noun[edit]

գաւազան (gawazan

  1. stick for driving animals
  2. cudgel for beating men
  3. blow, beating; punishment
  4. wand; rod; staff
    գաւազան իշխանութեանgawazan išxanutʿean ― scepter
    գաւազան եպիսկոպոսականgawazan episkoposakan ― crosier
  5. (figuratively) power, authority
  6. the diocese overseen by a bishop
  7. sprig, shoot, twig (of a tree)
  8. stock, lineage
  9. each color-stripe of the rainbow

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: գավազան (gavazan)
    • Udi: [script needed] (käväzän, (ecclesiastical) wand, staff)

References[edit]

  • գաւազան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գաւազան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գաւազան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume I, pages 525–526