դեւ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian դեւ ‎(dew).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

դեւ ‎(dew)

  1. (Armenian mythology) dev, demon, evil spirit

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *դէւ ‎(*dēw), from Middle Iranian. Compare Middle Persian ŠDYA ‎(dēw, evil spirit), Persian دیو ‎(dêv).

NounEdit

դեւ ‎(dew

  1. spectre, ghost, spirit
  2. good spirit, angel
  3. evil spirit, demon, devil
  4. pagan priest
  5. idol

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • դեւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դեւ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դեւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]