ܗܢܝܢ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic هُنّ (hunna) and Hebrew הֵן (hēn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ f pl (singular ܗܝ, singular masculine counterpart ܗܘ, plural masculine counterpart ܗܢܘܢ)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ f pl (singular ܗܝ ; masculine ܗܘ)

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

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ f pl (singular ܗܝ, singular masculine counterpart ܗܘ, plural masculine counterpart ܗܢܘܢ)

  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 feminine plural definite article αἱ (hai).

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ

  1. absolute singular of ܗܢܝܢܐ
  2. construct singular of ܗܢܝܢܐ

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