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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շահաստան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շահաստան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շահաստան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 16