գաւազան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *gavāzan ‎(spiked stick used for driving oxen). Compare Persian گوازه ‎(gavāza), گاوزنه ‎(gāvzana), Avestan [script needed] ‎(gavāza, ox-goad).

Noun[edit]

գաւազան ‎(gawazan)

  1. stick for driving animals
  2. cudgel for beating men
  3. blow, beating; punishment
  4. wand; rod; staff
    գաւազան իշխանութեան‎ ― gawazan išxanutʿean ― scepter
    գաւազան եպիսկոպոսական‎ ― gawazan episkoposakan ― crosier
  5. (figuratively) power, authority
  6. the diocese overseen by a bishop
  7. sprig, shoot, twig (of a tree)
  8. stock, lineage
  9. each color-stripe of the rainbow

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գաւազան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գաւազան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “գաւազան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, pages 525–526