ջան

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ճան (čan) (Western Armenian)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ջան (ǰan), from Persian جان (jân).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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ջան (ǰan)

  1. (colloquial) body
  2. (colloquial) life, existence
  3. (colloquial) spirit, soul
  4. (colloquial) vigour, physical might
  5. (colloquial) term of endearment, roughly equivalent to dear or darling, put after the person's name
    Արմեն ջա՛նArmen ǰán ― dear Armen!
    մամա ջա՛նmama ǰán ― dear mother!
    բալա ջա՛նbala ǰán ― dear son!

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ջան (ǰan)

  1. exclamation of joy, pleasure
    ջա՜ն ջա՜նǰa!n ǰa!nexclamation of joy, pleasure

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References[edit]

  • ջան in Stepʿan Malxaseancʿ (1944–45), Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary], in 4 vols, Yerevan: State Publishing House of the Armenian SSR