ܓܙܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the earlier uncontracted form ܓܢܙܐ (ganzā(ʾ)), from Old Persian [script?] (*ganza-). Compare Persian گنج (ganj), Old Armenian գանձ (ganj), Hebrew גֵּנֶז (gḗnez), Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), and Latin gaza.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡazzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡazze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. treasure, treasury
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) Eucharist
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزّ (ǧazz) and Hebrew גֵּז (gēz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mowing, shearing
Inflection[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزَّاز (ǧazzāz) and Hebrew גַּזָּז (gazzāz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mower, shearer (especially of wool)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ

  1. emphatic plural of ܓܙܬܐ

Etymology 5[edit]

Compare Ancient Greek Γάζα (Gáza) and Arabic غزة (Ġazza(t)).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ f

  1. Gaza

References[edit]

  • "gnz"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • "gz"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 45b-46a, 406a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 67a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 223b