պահապան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պահապան ‎(pahapan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պահապան ‎(pahapan)

  1. guard, keeper, protector, sentinel, watchman
  2. amulet, talisman

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Adjective[edit]

պահապան ‎(pahapan)

  1. protecting, keeping

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *պարհապան ‎(*parhapan), from Parthian *pāhrapān. Compare Middle Persian pʾspʾn' ‎(pāsbān, guardian, watcher) and Persian پاسبان ‎(pâsbân, guard). For the constituents compare պահ ‎(pah) and -պան ‎(-pan).

Noun[edit]

պահապան ‎(pahapan)

  1. guard, guardian, inspector, superintendent, overseer; sentry, sentinel
    պահապանք‎ ― pahapankʿ ― guard, guards, garrison; talisman
    պահապան այգեստանի‎ ― pahapan aygestani ― vineyard-keeper
    պահապան հչեշտակ‎ ― pahapan hčʿeštak ― tutelary or guardian-angel
  2. amulet, talisman

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References[edit]

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