դեւ

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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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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դեւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դեւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դեւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935