ܚܬܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Akkadian ḫatānu[Cuneiform?], Arabic خَتَن (ḫatan), and Hebrew חָתָן (ḥāṯān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħaθnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħaθne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܬܢܐ m (plural ܚܬܢܐ)

  1. groom, bridegroom
  2. any male affine: son-in-law, brother-in-law (specifically sister's husband), father-in-law
  3. baptismal candidate

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  • "xtn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 120b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 164b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 505b