ܓܝܗܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γέεννα (géenna) with the addition of the "h" from Hebrew גֵּיהִנֹּם (gêhinnōm), from גֵּיא הִנֹּם (gêʾ Hinnōm, valley of Hinnom). Compare Arabic جَهَنَّم (ǧahannam).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡe(j)hannɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܓܝܗܢܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܓܝܗܢܘܣ or ܓܝܗܢܐܣ)

  1. hell

Proper noun[edit]

ܓܝܗܢܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. (Christianity, Judaism) Gehenna, Hell

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References[edit]

  • "gyhn)" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 405b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 62a, 68b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 229a