ܓܨܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒅎𒌓 (gaṣṣu [IM.BABBAR]). Compare Arabic جَصّ (ǧaṣṣ), جِصّ (ǧiṣṣ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡasˁsˁɑ(ʔ)], [ɡɛsˁsˁɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܓܨܐ m (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) gypsum, chalk, lime
  2. mortar, plaster

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "gc" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 53a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 76b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 254b