ܒܨܘܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܨ-ܐ (IPA(key): /b-sˁ-ʔ/) related to searching.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɑsˁojɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɑsˁoje(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܨܘܝܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܨܘܝܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܒܨܘܝܬܐ)

  1. inquirer, scrutineer, searcher, explorer
  2. guardian of orphans

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The sense of "inquirer" is often used negatively as someone who is too curious for their own good (e.g. heretics).

References[edit]

  • "bcwy" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 35a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 51b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 174a