ܓܫܘܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܫ-ܫ (IPA(key): /ɡ-ʃ-ʃ/) related to spying. Compare Arabic جَاسُوس (ǧāsūs) and Hebrew גָּשׁוֹשׁ (gāšôš).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑʃoʃɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑʃoʃe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܫܘܫܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܫܘܫܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܓܫܘܫܬܐ)

  1. spy
  2. scout, searcher, explorer
  3. (medicine) palpitation

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References[edit]

  • "g$w$" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 55a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 79b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 264b-265a