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Classical Syriac[edit]

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From the root ܐ-ܡ-ܢ (IPA(key): /ʔ-m-n/) related to making firm. Compare Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) and Hebrew אֱמוּנָה (ʾĕmûnâ).


  • IPA(key): [hajmɑnuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [hajmɑnwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ f (plural ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ)

  1. faith, belief
  2. faithfulness, fidelity
  3. trust, confidence
  4. truth, certainty
  5. constancy, firmness, security
  6. religion, doctrine, creed
  7. conversion



  • "hymnw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 77a
  • Marcus Jastrow (1903), A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 103b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 342a