ܟܘܙܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian *kūz[script?]. Compare Manichaean Middle Persian qwz[script?], Persian کوزه (kūza), Old Armenian կուժ (kuž), Arabic كُوز (kūz), and Hebrew כּוּז (kûz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kuzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kuze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܘܙܐ m (plural ܟܘܙܐ)

  1. jug, pitcher, narrow-necked vessel
  2. pot
  3. liquid measure equalling a quarter bath
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܘ-ܙ (IPA(key): /k-w-z/) related to being timid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܘܙܐ m (uncountable)

  1. bashfulness, shrinking modesty
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "kwz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 152b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 207b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 604a-b