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թարխան

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian թարխան (tʿarxan); see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

թարխան (tʿarxan)

  1. (historical) a person exempted from taxes
  2. (historical) tarkhan
  3. (historical) a member of nobility, nobleman
  4. (colloquial, figuratively) an idle member of the household, who performs no work

DeclensionEdit

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian ترخان (tarxān, free, exempted from tribute or taxes; a certain tribe of Turks). The word was also borrowed into Georgian as თარხანი (t’arxani) and Russian as тархан (tarxan).

NounEdit

թարխան (tʿarxan

  1. a person exempted from taxes
  2. tarkhan

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • թարխան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University