ܝܘܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *yawm-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [jawmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jawme(ʔ)], [jawmɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܝܘܡܐ m (plural ܝܘܡܬܐ ,ܝܘܡܐ)

  1. day (24 hours)
  2. daytime, daylight

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܝܘܡܐ (yawmē(ʾ)) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܝܘܡܬܐ (yawmāṯā(ʾ)) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).

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References[edit]

  • "ywm" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 139b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 190a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 568b-569a