ܙܝܙܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sumerian [script needed] (zizān, wheat)[Cuneiform needed], possibly via Ancient Greek ζιζάνιον (zizánion, weed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zizɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zizɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܝܙܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܙܝܙܢܐ)

  1. (botany) weed, tare, darnel
  2. (figuratively) wicked man

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually found in the plural.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "zyzn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 87b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 115a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 378a