ܚܝܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic حَوْل (ḥawl) and Hebrew חַיִל (ḥayil). The sense of "miracle" is a calque of Ancient Greek δύναμις (dúnamis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħajlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħajle(ʔ)], [ħajlawwɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ħajlɑjawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܝܠܝܘܬܐ or ܚܝܠܘܬܐ or ܚܝܠܐ)

  1. strength, vigor/vigour, might
  2. force, power
  3. (military) army, host
  4. multitude, abundance, wealth
  5. meaning, sense, import
  6. resource, possession
  7. courage, virtue
  8. sacred service
  9. (usually feminine) miracle, wonder
  10. potentiality, possibility, capacity
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə)jɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə)jɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܝܠܐ)

  1. cry for help
  2. (by extension) help
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly from Arabic خَيَال (ḫayāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħɑjɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħɑjɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܝܠܐ)

  1. kind of plant
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xyl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 103b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 140a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 447b-448a