ܡܚܘܙܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒆠𒋗𒄫 (māḫāzu [KI.ŠU.PEŠ], town, settlement). Compare Hebrew מָחוֹז (māḥôz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɑħozɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mɑħoze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܚܘܙܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܚܘܙܐ)

  1. walled town

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

A ܡܚܘܙܐ (māḥōzāʾ) is generally smaller than a ܟܪܟܐ (karəḵāʾ).

References[edit]

  • "mxwz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 99a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 263b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 737a