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di·van

 (dĭ-vän′, -văn′)
n.
1. A long backless sofa, especially one set with pillows against a wall.
2. (also dī-văn′)
a. A counting room, tribunal, or public audience room in Muslim countries.
b. The seat used by an administrator when holding audience.
c. A government bureau or council chamber.
3. (also dī-văn′) A coffeehouse or smoking room.
4. (also dī-văn′) A book of poems, especially one written in Arabic or Persian by a single author.

[French, from Ottoman Turkish dīvān, from Persian, archive, chancery, government office, poet's divan, from Middle Persian dīwān, collection of documents, archive, from Old Persian *dipivahanam, document house : dipi-, writing, inscription (from Akkadian ṭuppu, clay tablet for cuneiform writing, from Sumerian dub) + vahanam, house; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

divan

(dɪˈvæn)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. a backless sofa or couch, designed to be set against a wall
b. a bed resembling such a couch
2. (esp formerly) a room for smoking and drinking, as in a coffee shop
3. (Islam)
a. a Muslim law court, council chamber, or counting house
b. a Muslim council of state
4. (Poetry) a collection of poems
5. (Islam) (in Muslim law) an account book
Also called (for senses 2–5): diwan
[C16: from Turkish dīvān, from Persian dīwān]

di•van

(dɪˈvæn, -ˈvɑn or, esp. for 1, ˈdaɪ væn)

n.
1. a sofa or couch, usu. without arms or back, often usable as a bed.
2. (in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries)
a. a council of state.
b. a council chamber, audience room, or court.
3. a smoking room, as in connection with a tobacco shop.
4. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems, esp. by a single poet.
[1580–90; < Turkish < Persian dīwān, orig. dēvan booklet]

Divan

 an oriental council of state; a collection of sheets, hence, a collection of poems; a register of accounts; an assembly—Johnson, 1775.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divan - a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)divan - a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
2.divan - a Muslim council of state
privy council - an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
3.divan - a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
4.divan - a Muslim council chamber or law court
boardroom, council chamber - a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)
chamber - a room where a judge transacts business

divan

noun bed, couch, settee, sofa bed, put-you-up (Brit.) They went to sit on the divan.
Translations
ديوان، أريكَه
divan
briksdivan
divaani
Dívándíványkerevet
legubekkur, dívan
tachta
kušete
diván

divan

[dɪˈvæn] Ndiván m (Brit) (also divan bed) → cama f turca

divan

[dɪˈvæn] n
(= sofa) → divan m, sofa m
(= bed without a headboard) → divan-lit mdivan bed ndivan-lit m

divan

nDiwan m; divan bedLiege f

divan

[dɪˈvæn] ndivano
divan bed → divano m letto inv

divan

(diˈvӕn) , ((American) ˈdaivӕn) noun
a long, low couch without back or arms, usually able to be used as a bed.
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This point shows that in 78 AH, Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman, the Iranian scriber translated the Divane Kharaj from Persian (Pahlavi) to Arabic.
Aux XIVe et XVe siecles apparaEt, sous le regne des Mamelouks, le thuluth, une ecriture monumentale et energique, suivie du tawqi, rika, muhaqqaq, kayhani et divanE qui s'est notamment developpe sous l'empire ottoman dans les XVIe et XVIIe siecles.
Bili C, Divane A, Apessos A, Konstantinos T, Apostolos A, Ioannis B, et al.