ܙܡܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܙ-ܡ-ܡ (IPA(key): /z-m-m/) related to tying. Compare Arabic زِمَام (zimām) and Hebrew זְמוּם (zəmûm).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [z(ə)mɑmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [z(ə)mɑme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܡܡܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܙܡܡܐ)

  1. tying, fastening
  2. tie, knot
  3. muzzle, bridle, rein, harness
  4. nose piercing
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܙ-ܡ-ܡ (IPA(key): /z-m-m/) related to buzzing. Compare Hebrew זִמְזוּם (zimzûm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܙܡܡܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. sound, hum, buzz, ring
  2. murmur, whisper
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek σμήγματα (smḗgmata), plural form of σμῆγμα (smêgma).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [z(ə)mɑmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [z(ə)mɑme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܡܡܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܙܡܡܐ)

  1. unguent, ointment
  2. perfume
Inflection[edit]
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "zmm" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 89a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 117b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 386a