ܚܘܓܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܘ-ܓ (IPA(key): /ħ-w-ɡ/) related to going around. Compare Arabic حُجَّة (ḥuǧǧa(t)) and Hebrew חוּגָה (ḥûḡâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħuɣtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħuɣɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ħuɣjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܓܬܐ f (plural ܚܘܓܝܬܐ ,ܚܘܓܬܐ)

  1. circle
  2. sphere, orb, globe
  3. (astronomy) halo, corona
  4. compass
  5. area
  6. troop

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xwgh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 99a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 130a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 421a