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 ունել‎ ― xels unel ― to be wise, judicious, prudent
    ի խելաց ելանել‎ ― i xelacʿ elanel ― to lose one's reason, to become mad
    խելօք‎ ― xelōkʿ ― skilfully, ingeniously, cleverly, dexterously
    գնալ խելօք, յայլ խելս շրջել, յայլոյ խելս լինել‎ ― gnal xelōkʿ, yayl xels šrǰel, yayloy xels linel ― to be out of one's mind, to turn mad
    ցնորիլ ի խելաց‎ ― cʿnoril i xelacʿ ― to faint, to swoon
    ի խելս գալ‎ ― i xels gal ― to come to one's self, to recover one's self; to amend
    խելս խառնել‎ ― xels 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 կերպարանեալս‎ ― i xels kerparaneals ― feignedly, with simulation, in appearance; astutely, cunningly
    բանք բազում խելք սակաւ‎ ― bankʿ bazum xelkʿ sakaw ― much tongue and little judgment
    ի խելաց եւ ի մտաց թափեալ‎ ― i xelacʿ ew i mtacʿ tʿapʿeal ― hair-brained, cracked, foolish, insane, mad
    գինին կալաւ զխելս նորա‎ ― ginin kalaw zxels nora ― he became intoxicated, tipsy
  3. (figuratively) the bridgehead; stern of a ship; bench for rowers; the roof of a house
    խելք կամրջաց‎ ― xelkʿ kamrǰacʿ ― bridge-head
    խելք նաւի‎ ― xelkʿ nawi ― poop, stern of a ship; bench for rowers
    ի խելս նաւին‎ ― i xels nawin ― on the poop
    խելք գետոց‎ ― xelkʿ 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, a.k.a. NHB], 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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]