թարխան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian թարխան (tʿarxan); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

թարխան (tʿarxan)

  1. (historical) a person exempted from taxes
  2. (historical) tarkhan
  3. (historical) a member of nobility, nobleman
  4. (colloquial, figuratively) an idle member of the household, who performs no work

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian ترخان (tarxān, free, exempted from tribute or taxes; a certain tribe of Turks). The word was also borrowed into Georgian as თარხანი (t’arxani) and Russian as тархан (tarxan).

Noun[edit]

թարխան (tʿarxan

  1. a person exempted from taxes
  2. tarkhan

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References[edit]

  • թարխան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University