ܡܓܘܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Persian 𐎶𐎦𐏁 (maguš). Compare Arabic مَجُوسِيّ (maǧūsiyy) and Hebrew מָגוֹשׁ (māḡôš).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ɣuʃɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ɣuʃe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܓܘܫܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܓܘܫܐ)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) magus, Zoroastrian priest or follower
  2. mage, magician, wizard

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܡܓܘܫܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. Magi

References[edit]

  • "mgw$" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 177b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 249b-250a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 707b