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Middle PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "royal seed", from šh (šah, king) +‎ dʾnk' (dānag, seed, grain).

NounEdit

šhdʾnk' (šahdānag) (Book Pahlavi)

  1. hempseed

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “շահդանակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 484
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 209
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 79