A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “tangled hair, shaggy lock” derived from the root ᴹ√PHAS (Ety/PHAS).
noun. tangled hair, shaggy lock
- ᴹ√PHAS “*tangle, shag, fringe” ✧ Ety/PHAS
- ᴺQ. fassa “shaggy, tangled [hair]”
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√PHAS > fasse [pʰasse] > [ɸasse] > [fasse] ✧ Ety/PHAS
noun. fringe, border, fringe, border; [ᴱQ.] tassel
- ᴹ√PHAS “*tangle, shag, fringe”