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 է‎ ― vat nšan ē ― it's a bad sign
    նշան անել‎ ― nšan anel ― 1) 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 չունի‎ ― nšan čʿuni(dialectal) it's meaningless, it's not important
    ի նշան‎ ― i nšan ― as evidence, as proof
  2. badge
  3. target, mark
    նշան բռնել‎ ― nšan bṙnel ― to take aim
    նշան խփել‎ ― nšan xpʿel ― to 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 նշան‎ ― harcʿakan nšan ― question mark
  8. motto; password
  9. trace
  10. coat of arms
  11. sign (of confirmation)
  12. engagement
    նշանի մատանի‎ ― nšani matani ― engagement ring
    նշան դնել‎ ― nšan dnel ― 1) to get engaged; 2) see նշան բռնել
    նշան տալ‎ ― nšan tal ― to give the bride a ring and other decorations; 2) to signal
    նշանը ետ տալ / նշանը ետ վերցնել‎ ― nšanə et tal / nšanə et vercʿnel ― to 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 կռուոյ‎ ― nšan kṙuoy ― arms
    նշան յաղթութեան‎ ― nšan yałtʿutʿean ― trophy, triumph, victory
    նշան/նշանս տալ‎ ― nšan/nšans tal ― to give a sign, to beckon; to signify, to indicate
    ոչ եւս տալ նշան կենաց‎ ― očʿ ews tal nšan kenacʿ ― to give no signs of life
    նշան անձրեւի է‎ ― nšan anjrewi ē ― we 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 տալ‎ ― nšan/nšans tal ― to affiance
  7. (geometry) point
  8. central point, centre
  9. aim, target, butt
    նշան առնուլ‎ ― nšan aṙnul ― to 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, 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 537