դաւաճան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *daβ(a)čan. Compare դաւ (daw) and -ճան (-čan).

Noun[edit]

դաւաճան (dawačan

  1. impostor; felon, cheat, prevaricator, sycophant, traitor
  2. (as an adjective) fraudulent, fallacious, disloyal
  3. (in the plural) treason

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References[edit]

  • դաւաճան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դաւաճան 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
  • դաւաճան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Written Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 523