ܓܢܫܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Hebrew גִּיד הַנָּשֶׁה (gîḏ hannāšê). The sense of "sciatica" is a calque of Ancient Greek ἰσχίας (iskhías).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɛnnɛʃjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɛnnɛʃje(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܢܫܝܐ m (plural ܓܢܫܝܐ)

  1. (neuroanatomy) sciatic nerve
  2. (by extension, anatomy) thigh
  3. (pathology) sciatica

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References[edit]

  • "gn$y" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 52a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 75a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 250a