շէն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *šēn. Compare Sogdian [script needed] ‎(šēn, resting place). Ultimately from the root *ši- ‎(to inhabit) and cognate with Avestan [script needed] ‎(šiti, living place), Sanskrit क्षिति ‎(kṣití, abode, dwelling place), Ancient Greek κτίζω ‎(ktízō).

Noun[edit]

շէն ‎(šēn)

  1. inhabited place; village, hamlet; inhabitation
    ոչ միայն շէնս, այլեւ յանշէնս‎ ― očʿ miayn šēns, aylew yanšēns ― not only in inhabited but also in desert places
  2. edifice, building

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Adjective[edit]

շէն ‎(šēn)

  1. peopled, inhabited
    եւ որ շէնն մնասցէ‎ ― ew or šēnn mnascʿē ― and that which shall not be destroyed
  2. in good state, prosperous
  3. fertile, fruitful
  4. happy, gay

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շէն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շէն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շէն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935