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

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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