հիւսեմ

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Martirosyan suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *sewk- (to bend, turn) with Lithuanian sùkti (to twirl) and Old East Slavic съкати (sŭkati, to twist, to roll), Russian скать (skatʹ, to twist, to roll) as cognates. Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *pewḱ- and cognate with Avestan [script needed] (pusā-, diadem), Ancient Greek πυκνός (puknós, dense, solid). See also հիւսն (hiwsn), հիւս (hiws) and հիւսիս (hiwsis).

Verb[edit]

հիւսեմ (hiwsem)

  1. (transitive) to weave; to plait; to braid; to twist, to enlace, to entwine, to intertwine; to knit
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to form, to devise
    հիւսել զնենգութիւնhiwsel znengutʿiwn ― to hatch wickedness, to frame or get up a plot, to machinate, to devise
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to compose, to write

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References[edit]

  • հիւսեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հիւսեմ 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
  • հիւս in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 410