ܗܢܘܢ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic هُمْ (hum) and Hebrew הֵם (hēm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܘܢ m pl (singular ܗܘ, singular feminine counterpart ܗܝ, plural feminine counterpart ܗܢܝܢ)

  1. (personal) they
  2. (intensive) they themselves
  3. sometimes used somewhat like a definite article; the
Usage notes[edit]
  • As an intensive pronoun, ܗܢܘܢ must come before the noun it describes.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ܗܢܘܢ m pl (singular ܗܘ ; feminine ܗܝ)

  1. (demonstrative) those
Usage notes[edit]
  • As an attributive adjective, ܗܢܘܢ can come either before or after the noun it describes without any change in meaning.

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܘܢ m pl (singular ܗܘ, singular feminine counterpart ܗܝ, plural feminine counterpart ܗܢܝܢ)

  1. (demonstrative) those things, those ones
  2. used somewhat like a definite article; the
Usage notes[edit]
  • The sense of the definite article "the" is used especially when translating Ancient Greek texts, being the equivalent of the Ancient Greek masculine plural definite article οἱ (hoi).

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