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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խորխ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խորխ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խորխ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy