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PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Iranian, from Old Persian *fšupāna-, composed of [script needed] (fšu-, sheep) (compare Old Armenian շպետ (špet) and [script needed] (pāna-, protector). Cognate with Pashto [script needed] (špūn), Baluchi [script needed] (šipānk), Northern Kurdish şivan, Zazaki şiwane, Bactrian χοβανο (xobano).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

چوپان (čupân)

  1. shepherd

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շպետ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Horn, Paul (1893), “šubān”, in Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 171

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian چوپان(čupân).

NounEdit

چوپان (čūpānm (Hindi spelling चूपान)

  1. shepherd
  2. cowherd