ܚܪܫܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Modified from ܚܪܫܐ (ḥaršā(ʾ), ḥeršā(ʾ), magic), from the root ܚ-ܪ-ܫ (IPA(key): /ħ-r-ʃ/) related to magic. Compare Arabic سَاحِرَة (sāḥira(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħarrɑʃtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħarrɑʃɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܪܫܬܐ f (plural ܚܪܫܬܐ ; singular masculine counterpart ܚܪܫܐ)

  1. magician, sorceress, witch, enchantress
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܪ-ܫ (IPA(key): /ħ-r-ʃ/) related to being mute or hoarse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħarʃ(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħarʃɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܪܫܬܐ f (plural ܚܪܫܬܐ ; singular masculine counterpart ܚܪܫܐ)

  1. deaf-mute, mute
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xr$h" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 117b-118a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 159b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 496a-b