ջան

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ճան(čan) (Western Armenian)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ջան(ǰan), from Persian جان(jân).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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ջան ‎(ǰan)

  1. (colloquial) body
  2. (colloquial) life, existence
  3. (colloquial) spirit, soul
  4. (colloquial) vigour, physical might
  5. (colloquial) term of endearment, roughly equivalent to dear or darling, put after the person's name
    Արմեն ջա՛ն‎ ― Armen ǰán ― dear Armen!
    մամա ջա՛ն‎ ― mama ǰán ― dear mother!
    բալա ջա՛ն‎ ― bala ǰán ― dear kiddy!

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ջան ‎(ǰan)

  1. exclamation of joy, pleasure
    ջա՜ն ջա՜ն‎ ― ǰa!n ǰa!nexclamation of joy, pleasure

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References[edit]

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “ջան”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House