دیوان

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دیوان (divân).

Noun[edit]

دیوان (dîvân)

  1. divan (collection of poems)
  2. divan (council of state)
  3. court, tribunal

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian d(p)ywʾn' (dēwān, archive, collected writings), from unattested Old Persian compound *dipi-vahanam (document house), composed from *dip- (writing, document) (from Akkadian 𒁾 (ţuppu, tablet, document, letter), from Sumerian 𒁾 (dub, tablet)), and *vahana- (house) (whence also Persian جا (, place)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to dwell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari دیوان
Iranian Persian دیوان
Tajik девон (devon)

دیوان (divân) (plural دیوان‌ها)

  1. divan (collection of poems)
  2. divan (council)
  3. court, tribunal
  4. a muster roll, a register of soldiers

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References[edit]

  • دیوان in Hayyim, Sulayman (1934-1936), New Persian–English dictionary, Teheran: Librairie-imprimerie Beroukhim
  • "dēwān" in David Neil MacKenzie (1986), A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-713559-5, page 26