ܡܐܟܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μηχανή (mēkhanḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܡܐܟܢܐ f (plural ܡܐܟܢܘܬܐ ,ܡܝܟܢܣ ,ܡܐܟܢܣ ,ܡܗܟܢܐܣ ,ܡܟܗܢܐܣ ,ܡܐܟܢܘܣ ,ܡܐܟܝܢܘܣ)

  1. machine, device, engine
  2. siege engine
  3. deceit, fraud
  4. stratagem
  5. (agriculture) irrigation
  6. (by extension) irrigated land

References[edit]

  • "m)kn"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 247a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 701b