վահան

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վահան (vahan); see it for more.

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վահան (vahan)

  1. shield

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *վարհան (*varhan), from Parthian *varhran, which is related to Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬚𐬭𐬀 (vərəθra, shield, obstacle, defensive power), Ossetian уарт (wart, shield) and Sanskrit वृत्र (vṛtrá, Vṛtra; defense; coverer), all ultimately stemming from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hurtra- (cover).

Noun[edit]

վահան (vahan)

  1. shield, buckler
    բառնալիք վահանիbaṙnalikʿ vahanihandle of a shield
    հաւատոյ վահանhawatoy vahanshield, defender of the faith
    օրինաց վահանōrinacʿ vahanshield, defender of the law
  2. (mechanics, post-classical) lid, cover

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References[edit]

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