դեւ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դեւ (dew).

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Noun[edit]

դեւ (dew)

  1. (Armenian mythology) dev, demon, evil spirit

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *դէւ (*dēw), from Middle Iranian. Compare Middle Persian ŠDYA (dēw, evil spirit), Persian دیو (dêv).

Noun[edit]

դեւ (dew

  1. spectre, ghost, spirit
  2. good spirit, angel
  3. evil spirit, demon, devil
  4. pagan priest
  5. idol

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References[edit]

  • դեւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դեւ 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
  • դեւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University