>Isn't that *xop-?
> --- In email@example.com, "ualarauans" <ualarauans@> wrote:
> > Proto-Slavic *xolpU "slave", "servant", "service man" etc in:
> > Etimologic^eskij slovar' slav'anskix jazykov (Vol. 8. Moscow,
> > 1981)
> > http://essja.narod.ru/pg/08/f062-063.htm
> > http://essja.narod.ru/pg/08/f064-065.htm
> > (together with *xol-kU and *xol-stU from *xol- < *skol- "to
> > cut"(?) in the meaning "castrated [slave]")
> Trubac^ëv himself advocates the meaning 'having one's hair cut*x- in general is supposedly difficult to explain as native in Slavic,
> short', allegedly often designating young human beings or creatures
> in general (cf. one of the meanings of *xoliti: 'cut short').