շահաստան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian շահաստան ‎(šahastan); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

շահաստան ‎(šahastan)

  1. (historical) large city with busy commerce, an administrative center of a province or of a canton

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Manichaean Parthian šhrystʾn ‎(*šahrestān, province, provincial capital, city), Middle Persian štr'stʾn' ‎(*šahrestān, province; capital, city), Manichaean Middle Persian šhrystʾn ‎(šahrestān, province; provincial capital, city), Persian شهرستان ‎(šahrestân, large fortified city), شارستان ‎(šârestân, šârastân, city).

Noun[edit]

շահաստան ‎(šahastan

  1. large city with busy commerce, an administrative center of a province or of a canton

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • շահաստան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • շահաստան 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
  • շահաստան 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]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 16