վարս

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վարս (vars).

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Noun[edit]

վարս (vars)

  1. (archaic, poetic) hair

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian. Compare Middle Persian [script needed] (vars), Sogdian [script needed] (vars), Avestan [script needed] (varəsa, hair), Persian گرس (gurs, curled hair). Akin to Proto-Slavic *volsъ (hair).

Noun[edit]

վարս (vars

  1. hair, head of hair, locks, tresses
    վարսք առիւծու, ձիոյvarskʿ aṙiwcu, jioy ― mane
    վարսք գեղածփեալvarskʿ gełacpʿeal ― waving, flowing locks
    հողս արկանել զվարսիւքhołs arkanel zvarsiwkʿ ― to cover the head with ashes
  2. (astronomy) coma, beams
    վարսք գիսաւորիvarskʿ gisawori ― beams or tail of a comet
    վարսք Բերինիկեայvarskʿ Berinikeay ― Berenice's hair, coma Berenicis
  3. (figuratively) foliage, leafy branches, leaves, green dress

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Usage notes[edit]

The word was usually used in the plural: վարսք (varskʿ).

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References[edit]

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