ܐܓܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒀀𒂵𒄠 (agammu [A.GA.AM]), from Sumerian 𒀀𒂵𒄠 (agam). Compare Arabic أَجَمَة (ʾaǧama(t), jungle) and Hebrew אֲגַם (ʾăḡam, lake).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛɣmɑ(ʔ)], [ʔaɣmɑ(ʔ)], [ʔɑɣmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔɛɣme(ʔ)], [ʔaɣme(ʔ)], [ʔɑɣme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܓܡܐ m (plural ܐܓܡܐ)

  1. swamp, marsh, meadow
  2. pool, standing water
  3. (botany) reed (especially Egyptian papyrus)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • ")gm" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 2b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 3a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 7b