ܚܨܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܨ-ܪ (IPA(key): /ħ-sˁ-r/) related to narrowing. Compare Arabic خِنْصَر (ḫinṣar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħɛsˁrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħɛsˁre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܨܪܐ f (plural ܚܨܪܐ)

  1. (anatomy) little finger, pinky; little toe
  2. (figuratively) small part
  3. scribe's pen, reed

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xcr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 114b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 155a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 485a