գովասան

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գովասան ‎(govasan); see below.

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գովասան ‎(govasan)

  1. one that praises, praiser

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually considered an inner-Armenian formation as գով ‎(gov) +‎ ասեմ ‎(asem) +‎ -ան ‎(-an), but Asatryan argues for a possibility of borrowing from early Parthian *gōβ(a)sān ‎(praise-sayer, panegyrist), on which see gwsʾn. See also վիպասան ‎(vipasan).

Noun[edit]

գովասան ‎(govasan

  1. one that praises, praiser, panegyrist

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References[edit]

  • գովասան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գովասան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գով in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • G. S. Asatrjan (Gaṙnik Asatryan) (2013), Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]. In: Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica / Pod red. S. R. Toxtasʹjeva i P. B. Lurʹje, Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, page 104