վարս

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վարս (vars).

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Noun[edit]

վարս (vars)

  1. (archaic, poetic) hair

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian. Compare Middle Persian wls (wars, hair), Sogdian wrs (wars, hair), Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀 (varəsa, hair), Persian گرس (gurs, curled hair).

Noun[edit]

վարս (vars)

  1. hair, head of hair, locks, tresses
    վարսք առիւծու, ձիոյvarskʿ aṙiwcu, jioymane
    վարսք գեղածփեալvarskʿ gełacpʿealwaving, flowing locks
    հողս արկանել զվարսիւքhołs arkanel zvarsiwkʿto cover the head with ashes
  2. (astronomy) coma, beams
    վարսք գիսաւորիvarskʿ gisaworibeams or tail of a comet
    վարսք Բերինիկեայvarskʿ BerinikeayBerenice's hair, coma Berenicis
  3. (figuratively) foliage, leafy branches, leaves, green dress

Usage notes[edit]

The word was usually used in the plural: վարսք (varskʿ).

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References[edit]

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