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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian թարխան (tʿarxan); see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

թարխան (tʿarxan)

  1. (historical) a person exempted from taxes
  2. (historical) tarkhan
  3. (historical) a member of nobility, nobleman
  4. (colloquial, figuratively) an idle member of the household, who performs no work

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian ترخان (tarxān, free, exempted from tribute or taxes; a certain tribe of Turks).

NounEdit

թարխան (tʿarxan)

  1. a person exempted from taxes
  2. tarkhan

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թարխան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press