ܗܓܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܗ-ܓ-ܐ (IPA(key): /h-ɡ-ʔ/) related to meditating. Compare Hebrew הִגָּיוֹן (higgāyôn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [hɛɣjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [hɛɣjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܗܓܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܗܓܝܢܐ)

  1. meditation
  2. study, subject
  3. reading, interpretation
  4. (phonetics) syllable, vowel
  5. (grammar) vocalization of a word; method of learning to read through syllables
Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic هَجِين (haǧīn)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [h(ə)ɣinɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [h(ə)ɣine(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܗܓܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܗܓܝܢܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܗܓܝܢܬܐ)

  1. hybrid, half-breed
  2. bastard, low-born
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "hgyn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 72b-73a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 99b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 329b-330a