վահան

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վահան (vahan); see it for more.

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վահան (vahan)

  1. shield

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *վարհան (*varhan), from Parthian *varhran, which is related to Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀 (vərəθra, shield, obstacle, defensive power), Ossetian уарт (wart, shield) and Sanskrit वृत्र (vṛtrá, Vṛtra; defense; coverer), all ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hurtra- (cover).

Noun[edit]

վահան (vahan

  1. shield, buckler
    բառնալիք վահանիbaṙnalikʿ vahani ― handle of a shield
    հաւատոյ վահանhawatoy vahan ― shield, defender of the faith
    օրինաց վահանōrinacʿ vahan ― shield, defender of the law
  2. (mechanics, post-classical) lid, cover

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References[edit]

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