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 hiwskʿ ― golden tresses
    հիւսք մազաց, հիւսք հերացhiwskʿ mazacʿ, hiwskʿ heracʿ ― tress 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 jean ― avalanche, snow-slip
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References[edit]

  • հիւս in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հիւս 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
  • հիւս 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]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 411