ܐܪܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the older form ܐܪܝܝܐ (ʾaryəyāʾ), from Proto-Semitic *ʾarway-. Compare Hebrew אֲרִי (ʾărî).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܐܪܝܐ m (plural ܐܪܝܘܬܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܐܪܝܘܬܐ)

  1. lion
  2. (pathology) leprosy

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The absolute and construct states of this word are not used.

Proper noun[edit]

ܐܪܝܐ m

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Leo (constellation and zodiac sign)

References[edit]

  • ")ry" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 19b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 28b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 98b