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, ձիոյ‎ ― varskʿ aṙiwcu, jioy ― mane
    վարսք գեղածփեալ‎ ― varskʿ gełacpʿeal ― waving, flowing locks
    հողս արկանել զվարսիւք‎ ― hołs arkanel zvarsiwkʿ ― to cover the head with ashes
  2. (astronomy) coma, beams
    վարսք գիսաւորի‎ ― varskʿ gisawori ― beams or tail of a comet
    վարսք Բերինիկեայ‎ ― varskʿ Berinikeay ― Berenice's hair, coma Berenicis
  3. (figuratively) foliage, leafy branches, leaves, green dress

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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, published 1926–1935