ܚܝܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܝ-ܐ (IPA(key): /ħ-j-ʔ/) related to living; compare Arabic حَيَاة (ḥayāh), Hebrew חַיּוּת (ḥayyûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħajjuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħajwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܘܬܐ (ḥayyūṯāʾf (plural ܚܝܘܬܐ)

  1. life, living, vitality
  2. animal nature, animality
  3. purity
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܝ-ܐ (IPA(key): /ħ-j-ʔ/) related to living; compare Arabic حَيَوَان (ḥayawān), Hebrew חַיָּה (ḥayyâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħajw(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħajwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܘܬܐ (ḥaywəṯāʾc (plural ܚܝܘܬܐ)

  1. creature, beast, wild animal (especially carnivore)
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References[edit]

  • "xyw", "xywh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 103a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 140a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 445b-446a