ܚܢܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܢ (IPA(key): /ħ-n/) related to pitying. Compare Hebrew חֲנִינָה (ħănînâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə)nɑnɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܚܢܢܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. compassion, mercy, clemency
  2. pity, pitifulness
  3. favor/favour, grace
  4. compound of oil, dust, and water mixed with relics of saints or with earth from holy places used for anointing the sick

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xnn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 109b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 149b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 472b