ܐܬܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Hebrew אֲתָר (ʾăṯār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔaθrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔaθre(ʔ)], [ʔaθrawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܬܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ or ܐܬܪܐ)

  1. place, spot
  2. region, land, country
  3. district, province
  4. inhabitants
  5. means
  6. (figuratively) room, space; opportunity, time; delay

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܐܬܪܐ (ʾaṯrē(ʾ)) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ (ʾaṯrawwāṯā(ʾ)) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).

References[edit]

  • ")tr" 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-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 112b-113a