խելք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խելք (xelkʿ); see below.

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Noun[edit]

խելք (xelkʿ)

  1. brains; mind; wit, intellect; intelligence

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

խելք (xelkʿpl 

  1. brains
  2. mind, sense, wit, understanding, intelligence, wisdom
    խելս ունելxels unel — to be wise, judicious, prudent
    ի խելաց ելանելi xelacʿ elanel — to lose one's reason, to become mad
    խելօքxelōkʿ — skilfully, ingeniously, cleverly, dexterously
    գնալ խելօք, յայլ խելս շրջել, յայլոյ խելս լինելgnal xelōkʿ, yayl xels šrǰel, yayloy xels linel — to be out of one's mind, to turn mad
    ցնորիլ ի խելացcʿnoril i xelacʿ — to faint, to swoon
    ի խելս գալi xels gal — to come to one's self, to recover one's self; to amend
    խելս խառնելxels xaṙnel — to tax one's ingenuity, to contrive, to set one's wits to work, to try, to attempt; to dupe, to outwit, to use artifice, craft, guile
    ի խելս կերպարանեալսi xels kerparaneals — feignedly, with simulation, in appearance; astutely, cunningly
    բանք բազում խելք սակաւbankʿ bazum xelkʿ sakaw — much tongue and little judgment
    ի խելաց եւ ի մտաց թափեալi xelacʿ ew i mtacʿ tʿapʿeal — hair-brained, cracked, foolish, insane, mad
    գինին կալաւ զխելս նորաginin kalaw zxels nora — he became intoxicated, tipsy
  3. (figuratively) the bridgehead; stern of a ship; bench for rowers; the roof of a house
    խելք կամրջացxelkʿ kamrǰacʿ — bridge-head
    խելք նաւիxelkʿ nawi — poop, stern of a ship; bench for rowers
    ի խելս նաւինi xels nawin — on the poop
    խելք գետոցxelkʿ getocʿ — source of a river

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References[edit]

  • խելք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խելք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խել in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University