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; symbol; character
    հարցական նշանharcʿakan nšan — question mark
  2. sign, indication, token; omen
    դա վատ նշան էda vat nšan ē — it's a bad sign
  3. target, aim
    նշան բռնելnšan bṙnel — to aim
  4. signal
  5. betrothal gift
    նշանի մատանիnšani matani — 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 kṙuoy — arms
    նշան յաղթութեանnšan yałtʿutʿean — trophy, triumph, victory
    նշան/նշանս տալnšan/nšans tal — to give a sign, to beckon; to signify, to indicate
    ոչ եւս տալ նշան կենացočʿ ews tal nšan kenacʿ — to give no signs of life
    նշան անձրեւի էnšan 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 տալnšan/nšans tal — to affiance
  7. (geometry) point
  8. central point, centre
  9. aim, target, butt
    նշան առնուլnšan aṙnul — to take aim at, to level at
  10. letter, character

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References[edit]

  • նշան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նշան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նշան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Written Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 537