ܚܢܢ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the older form ܐܢܚܢܢ ([ʾə]naḥnan); archaic in Classical Syriac and only used in literary or formal contexts. Compare Arabic نَحْنُ (naḥnu) and Hebrew אֲנַחְנוּ (ʾănaḥnû).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ܚܢܢ (ḥənanc (singular ܐܢܐ)

  1. (personal) we
  2. (intensive) we ourselves
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Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above, with the initial consonant (and vowel) quiescing.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ܚܢܢ ([ḥə]nan, -nanc (singular ܐܢܐ)

  1. an enclitic used as a copula for a first-person plural subject; we are
Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the form ܚܢܢ ([ḥə]nan) is written separately from the word it follows while the alternative form -ܢܢ (-nan) is written together with the word it follows.

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܚܢܢ (transliteration neededm

  1. Annas (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܚܢܢ (transliteration needed)

  1. absolute singular of ܚܢܢܐ
  2. construct singular of ܚܢܢܐ

References[edit]

  • "xnn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 110b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 149a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 472b