հիւսիս

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps etymologically meaning “opposite side”, from Proto-Indo-European *sewkoy-ḱi(y)o-, a compound of *sewk-e/oy- (see հիւսեմ (hiwsem) for this etymon) and *ḱey- (to be situated), whence Ancient Greek κεῖμαι (keîmai). Compare հարաւ (haraw).

Noun[edit]

հիւսիս (hiwsis)

  1. north
  2. northern wind
    գոռ, ամեհի հիւսիսgoṙ, amehi hiwsisthe bleak north-wind, the lowering boreal winds

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: հյուսիս (hyusis)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “հիւսիս”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “հիւսիս”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “հիւսիս”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume 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 412