խորխ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian խորխ (xorx).

Noun[edit]

խորխ (xorx)

  1. slough (the skin shed by a snake and other animals)
  2. the useless small fibres on the surface of silkworm cocoons
  3. dead skin on a sore or ulcer
  4. shell, bark, rind, peel of fruits or seeds
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Etymology 2[edit]

Developed from Old Armenian խուխ (xux, phlegm), by confusion with the above sense.

Noun[edit]

խորխ (xorx)

  1. (medicine) phlegm, sputum, thick spittle containing saliva, pus or blood
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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

խորխ (xorx

  1. slough (the skin shed by a snake)
  2. skin, hide of pigs
  3. shell, bark, rind, peel of fruits or seeds

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References[edit]

  • խորխ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խորխ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • խորխ 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