ܐܬܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic أَتَان (ʾatān) and Hebrew אָתוֹן (ʾāṯôn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔattɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔattɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܬܢܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܐܬܢܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܚܡܪܐ)

  1. donkey, she-ass, jenny

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

While the word is normally considered feminine, it may occassionally be masculine when specifically referring to a male.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ")tn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 22b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 33a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 112b