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 unelto be wise, judicious, prudent
    ի խելաց ելանելi xelacʿ elanelto lose one's reason, to become mad
    խելօքxelōkʿskilfully, ingeniously, cleverly, dexterously
    գնալ խելօք, յայլ խելս շրջել, յայլոյ խելս լինելgnal xelōkʿ, yayl xels šrǰel, yayloy xels linelto be out of one's mind, to turn mad
    ցնորիլ ի խելացcʿnoril i xelacʿto faint, to swoon
    ի խելս գալi xels galto come to oneself, to recover oneself; to amend
    խելս խառնելxels xaṙnelto 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 kerparanealsfeignedly, with simulation, in appearance; astutely, cunningly
    բանք բազում խելք սակաւbankʿ bazum xelkʿ sakawmuch tongue and little judgment
    ի խելաց եւ ի մտաց թափեալi xelacʿ ew i mtacʿ tʿapʿealhair-brained, cracked, foolish, insane, mad
    գինին կալաւ զխելս նորաginin kalaw zxels norahe became intoxicated, tipsy
  3. (figuratively) the bridgehead; stern of a ship; bench for rowers; the roof of a house
    խելք կամրջացxelkʿ kamrǰacʿbridge-head
    խելք նաւիxelkʿ nawipoop, stern of a ship; bench for rowers
    ի խելս նաւինi xels nawinon the poop
    խելք գետոցxelkʿ getocʿsource of a river

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խելք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խելք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press