ܓܘܚܟܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܚ-ܟ (IPA(key): /ɡ-ħ-k/) related to laughing. Compare Arabic ضِحْك (ḍiḥk) and Hebrew צְחוֹק (ṣəḥôq).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܓܘܚܟܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. laughter
  2. ridicule
  3. derision, scorn

Inflection[edit]

Irregular absolute and construct with a varying Waw.

References[edit]

  • "gxwk" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 46b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 63b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 213b