divan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, from Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân),[1] from Persian. Compare mattress, from Arabic.

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Noun[edit]

divan (plural divans)

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  1. A couch- or sofa-like piece of furniture made of a mattress lying against the wall and either on the floor or an elevated structure.
    • 1932, Maurice Baring, chapter 20, Friday's Business[1]:
      Eurydice pointed to the cupboard, and sat down on the low divan with folded hands, and looked at the floor.
  2. (historical) A Muslim council of state, such as that of viziers of the Ottoman Empire that discussed and recommended new laws and law changes to a higher authority (the sultan).
  3. A collection of poems, especially one written by one author in Arabic or Persian.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "divan." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2008.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

divan m

  1. (furniture): divan

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

divan m (plural divans)

  1. Any type of undistinguished couch.
  2. A divan in either of the original Turkish senses.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian.

Noun[edit]

divan n (plural divane)

  1. divan

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *divьnъ

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dîːʋan/
  • Hyphenation: di‧van

Adjective[edit]

dȋvan (definite dȋvnī, comparative divniji, Cyrillic spelling ди̑ван)

  1. wonderful
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dǐʋaːn/
  • Hyphenation: di‧van

Noun[edit]

dìvān m (Cyrillic spelling дѝва̄н)

  1. divan (furniture)
  2. divan (council)
  3. divan (collection of poems)
  4. (historical) court, tribunal (in Ottoman period)
  5. (regional) conversation, word
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