ܟܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܘ-ܢ (IPA(key): /k-w-n/) related to existing. Compare Arabic كِيَان (kiyān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)jɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)jɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܝܢܐ m (plural ܟܝܢܐ)

  1. nature, instinct
  2. essence, substance, form
  3. (ecclesiastical) nature, physis
  4. procreation
  5. (figuratively, anatomy) genitalia, sex organs, private parts

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "kyn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 153a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 213a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 619b