ܝܬܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܘ-ܬ-ܪ (IPA(key): /w-t-r/) related to being extra. Compare Arabic وَتَر (watar) and Hebrew יֶתֶר (yéṯer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [jaθrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jaθre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܝܬܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܝܬܪܐ)

  1. rope, cord, string, fibre
  2. bowstring
  3. (anatomy) sinew, tendon
  4. (geometry) chord, diameter
  5. (architecture) beam

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "ytr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 147a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 200b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 590b-591a