ܡܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܡ-ܘ-ܬ (IPA(key): /m-w-t/) related to dying, from Proto-Semitic. Cognate with Akkadian 𒍗 (mūtu, [ÚŠ]), Arabic مَوْت (mawt), Hebrew מָוֶת (māweṯ), and Ugaritic 𐎎𐎚 (mt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mawtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mawte(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܘܬܐ m (plural ܡܘܬܐ)

  1. death
  2. way of dying, cause of death
  3. execution
  4. (pathology) plague, pestilence

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mwt" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 179b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 260b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 731b