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

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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], 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
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