ܙܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Iranian *zaina-. Compare Avestan [script?] (zaēna-, weapon), Middle Persian zyn' (zēn, weapon; armor), Old Armenian loanword զէն (zēn); see the latter for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zajnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zajne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܝܢܐ m (plural ܙܝܢܐ)

  1. weapons, arms
  2. armour, shield
  3. armed force
  4. implements, ornaments
  5. harness, trappings

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References[edit]

  • "zyn" 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. 378b