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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Turkish
Origin: Persian diwan 'official book, council room, seat in such a room'

divan

noun
     
Related topics: Furniture
diā€§van [countable]
1DHF a bed with a thick base
2DHF a long low soft seat without a back or arms

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