աւան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing: compare Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (ʾwbʾhnl /⁠āwahan⁠/, fortified place, stronghold) and [script needed] (a-v-h-n-m /⁠āvahanam⁠/, village). Ultimately from Proto-Iranian *Hwah- (to dwell, remain).

Noun[edit]

աւան (awan)

  1. small town, borough

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ավան (avan)

Further reading[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աւան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աւան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 112
  • Petrosean, Matatʿeay (1879), “աւան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy