նշան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նշան (nšan).

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Noun[edit]

նշան (nšan)

  1. sign, mark
    վատ նշան էvat nšan ēit's a bad sign
    նշան անելnšan anel1) to put a sign or mark on something; 2) to communicate or make known by a signal or gesture; 3) to indicate, to decide
    նշան չունիnšan čʿuni(dialectal) it's meaningless, it's not important
    ի նշանi nšanas evidence, as proof
  2. badge
  3. target, mark
    նշան բռնելnšan bṙnelto take aim
    նշան խփելnšan xpʿelto hit a target
  4. signal, indicator
  5. sign (of the hand, head, or other movement)
  6. sign (that predicts or forecasts weather changes)
  7. symbol, mark, sign (in writing or mathematics)
    հարցական նշանharcʿakan nšanquestion mark
  8. motto; password
  9. trace
  10. coat of arms
  11. sign (of confirmation)
  12. engagement
    նշանի մատանիnšani mataniengagement ring
    նշան դնելnšan dnel1) to get engaged; 2) see նշան բռնել
    նշան տալnšan talto give the bride a ring and other decorations; 2) to signal
    նշանը ետ տալ / նշանը ետ վերցնելnšanə et tal / nšanə et vercʿnelto call off or break off an engagement; to take or give back the engagement ring

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian nyšʾn' (nīšān, sign, mark, banner), Manichaean Parthian nyšʾn, Persian نشان (nešân).

Noun[edit]

նշան (nšan)

  1. sign, mark; symbol; sign, proof, token; omen
    նշան կռուոյnšan kṙuoyarms
    նշան յաղթութեանnšan yałtʿutʿeantrophy, triumph, victory
    նշան/նշանս տալnšan/nšans talto give a sign, to beckon; to signify, to indicate
    ոչ եւս տալ նշան կենացočʿ ews tal nšan kenacʿto give no signs of life
    նշան անձրեւի էnšan anjrewi ēwe shall have rain
  2. seal, trace, vestige
  3. miracle, prodigy, wonder
  4. ensign, colours, flag, standard, banner
  5. (Christianity) the Holy Cross
  6. betrothal, affiancing
    նշան/նշանս տալnšan/nšans talto affiance
  7. (geometry) point
  8. central point, centre
  9. aim, target, butt
    նշան առնուլnšan aṙnulto take aim at, to level at
  10. letter, character

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նշան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նշան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նշան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 537