ܓܕܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic جَدْي (ǧady) and Hebrew גְּדִי (gəḏî).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡaðjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡ(ə)ðajjɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܕܝܐ m (plural ܓܕܝܐ)

  1. kid (young goat)
Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

Proper noun[edit]

ܓܕܝܐ m

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܕ-ܐ (IPA(key): /ɡ-d-ʔ/) related to rising up.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡ(ə)ðɑjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡ(ə)ðɑje(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܕܝܐ m (plural ܓܕܝܐ)

  1. rising up, ascending
  2. eruption
  3. earthquake
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "gdy"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 42b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 60b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 205a