դաւաճան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *daβ(a)čan. Compare դաւ ‎(daw) and -ճան ‎(-čan).

Noun[edit]

դաւաճան ‎(dawačan)

  1. impostor; felon, cheat, prevaricator, sycophant, traitor
  2. (as an adjective) fraudulent, fallacious, disloyal
  3. (in the plural) treason

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դաւաճան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դաւաճան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դաւաճան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 523