ܓܪܣܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from an Iranian source. Compare Persian گرزه (garza).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑrsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑrse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܪܣܐ m (plural ܓܪܣܐ)

  1. asp, venomous snake
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܪ-ܣ (IPA(key): /ɡ-r-s/) related to grinding or mashing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܓܪܣܐ m (uncountable)

  1. meal, flour
  2. oatmeal, spelt
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "grs" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 54b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 78b-79a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 262b