հիւս

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root of հիւսեմ (hiwsem).

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Noun[edit]

հիւս (hiws)

  1. plait, tress, braid (of hair)
    դեղձան հիւսքdełjan hiwskʿgolden tresses
    հիւսք մազաց, հիւսք հերացhiwskʿ mazacʿ, hiwskʿ heracʿtress or lock of hair, tresses, plait of hair
  2. texture, tissue
  3. intertwining, interweaving, wreathing
  4. knit
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Etymology 2[edit]

From հիւս (hiws, plait), հիւսեմ (hiwsem, to weave, plait), the idea of the abundance of snow expressed through ‘weaving, plaiting’.

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Noun[edit]

հիւս (hiws)

  1. avalanche
    հիւս ձեանhiws jeanavalanche, snow-slip
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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հիւս”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հիւս”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հիւս”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 411