ܕܝܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܪ (IPA(key): /d-w-r/) related to dwelling. Compare Arabic دَيْر (dayr) and Hebrew דִּיר (dîr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dajrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dajre(ʔ)], [dajrɑθɑ(ʔ)], [dajrawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܝܪܐ (transliteration neededc (plural ܕܝܪܘܬܐ or ܕܝܪܬܐ or ܕܝܪܐ)

  1. dwelling, habitation
  2. (usually feminine gender) monastery, convent
  3. lodge
  4. cote, fold
  5. den
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The plurals ܕܝܪܬܐ (dayrāṯāʾ) and ܕܝܪܘܬܐ (dayrawwāṯāʾ) are used for the sense of "monastery" while the plural ܕܝܪܐ (dayrēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic دَيَّار (dayyār) and Hebrew דַּיָּר (dayyār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dajjɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dajjɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܕܝܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܕܝܪܬܐ)

  1. dweller, inhabitant
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "dyr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 61b-62a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 91a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 300a