Վահագն

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From Old Armenian Վահագն(Vahagn).

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Վահագն ‎(Vahagn)

  1. (Armenian mythology) Vahagn
    Վահագն վիշապաքաղ‎ ― Vahagn višapakʿał ― Vahagn the Dragonslayer
  2. A male given name, Vahagn.

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *Վարհագն(*Varhagn), from Parthian *Varhraγn; ultimately from Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀𐬖𐬥𐬀(Vərəθraγna, Verethragna, literally smiting of resistance, breaking of defence; victory). Related to Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀(vərəθra, shield, obstacle, defensive power) and Sanskrit वृत्र(vṛtrá, Vṛtra; defense; coverer), all ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hurtra-(cover).

Cognate with Middle Persian 𐭥𐭫𐭧𐭫𐭠𐭭(Wahrām, war god, god of victory), Persian بهرام(Bahrām), Bactrian ορλαγνο(orlagno, god of victory), Sogdian [script needed](vašagn) and Sanskrit वृत्रहन्(vṛtrá-hán, smiter of vṛtra, i.e. smiting the cause of covering/hiding).

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Վահագն ‎(Vahagn)

  1. (Armenian mythology) Vahagn
  2. (astronomy) Orion (constellation)
  3. (Greek mythology) Heracles
  4. (Greek mythology) Apollo

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1962), “Վահագն”, in Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names] (in Armenian), volume V, Yerevan: University Press