հիւսեմ

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Martirosyan suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *sewk- (to bend, turn) with Lithuanian sùkti (to twirl) and Old East Slavic съкати (sŭkati, to twist, to roll), Russian скать (skatʹ, to twist, to roll) as cognates. Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *pewḱ- and cognate with Avestan 𐬞𐬎𐬯𐬁 (pusā, diadem), Ancient Greek πυκνός (puknós, dense, solid). See also հիւսն (hiwsn), հիւս (hiws) and հիւսիս (hiwsis).

Verb[edit]

հիւսեմ (hiwsem)

  1. (transitive) to weave; to plait; to braid; to twist, to enlace, to entwine, to intertwine; to knit
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to form, to devise
    հիւսել զնենգութիւնhiwsel znengutʿiwnto hatch wickedness, to frame or get up a plot, to machinate, to devise
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to compose, to write

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հիւսեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հիւսեմ”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 410