Magauz or Novruzlu is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gafan district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 28 km to the northeast of the town of Gapan, at a height of 1,530 m above sea level.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and after the Armenians settled in the region, the population gradually left the village. Following the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia. It is marked in the works of Armenian authors as “Moges”. Another name for the village was “Novruzlu”. The Armenians relocated from the Garadagh province of Iran in 1828–1830 were settled in the Magauz village.

The toponym was coined by combining the ethnonym “Mag”, which is a Persian form of the Turkic ethnonym “Mug” (Mugh), and the word “auz” used in Turkish to mean “a source”, “a valley”, “a mountain pass”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 29 June 1949, the name of the village was changed to “Kakhnut”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Syunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 39°16’ N., longitude: 46°30’ E.