divan

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See also: díván and diván

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French, from Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân),[1] from Persian دیوان (divân), from Middle Persian dywʾn' (dīwān, archive; collected writings); see it for more. Compare mattress, from Arabic (both of Middle Eastern origin, due to the local custom of lying on padding on floor being foreign to Europeans). Doublet of dewan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈvæn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈvæn/, /ˈdaɪ.væn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

divan (plural divans)

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  1. A couch- or sofa-like piece of furniture made of a mattress lying against the wall and either on the floor or an elevated structure.
    • 1932, Maurice Baring, chapter 20, in Friday's Business[1]:
      Eurydice pointed to the cupboard, and sat down on the low divan with folded hands, and looked at the floor.
  2. (historical) A Muslim council of state, such as that of viziers of the Ottoman Empire that discussed and recommended new laws and law changes to a higher authority (the sultan).
  3. A collection of poems, especially one written by one author in Arabic or Persian.
  4. A council chamber with cushioned seats.
  5. A court of justice.
  6. (poetic) Any council or assembly.
  7. A smoking-room.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "divan." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2008.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic
Roman divan
Perso-Arabic

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Persian دیوان.

Noun[edit]

divan (definite accusative divanı, plural divanlar)

  1. divan (council)

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

divan m

  1. (furniture): divan

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian دیوان (divân)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

divan m (plural divans)

  1. Any type of undistinguished couch.
  2. A divan in either of the original Turkish senses.

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Further reading[edit]


Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French avant

Alternative form[edit]

Preposition[edit]

divan

  1. before
  2. ahead

Etymology 2[edit]

From French vent

Preposition[edit]

divan

  1. the wind

Reference[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian دیوان (divân).

Noun[edit]

divan n (plural divane)

  1. divan

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *divьnъ

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dîːʋan/
  • Hyphenation: di‧van

Adjective[edit]

dȋvan (definite dȋvnī, comparative divniji, Cyrillic spelling ди̑ван)

  1. wonderful
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish دیوان (dîvân), from Persian دیوان (divân).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dǐʋaːn/
  • Hyphenation: di‧van

Noun[edit]

dìvān m (Cyrillic spelling дѝва̄н)

  1. divan (furniture)
  2. divan (council)
  3. divan (collection of poems)
  4. (historical) court, tribunal (in Ottoman period)
  5. (regional) conversation, word
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