ܡܚܛܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܘ-ܛ (IPA(key): /ħ-w-tˁ/) related to sewing; compare Arabic مِخْيَط (miḫyaṭ), Hebrew מַחַט (máḥaṭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ħatˁtˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ħatˁtˁe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܚܛܐ (məḥaṭṭāʾ) f (plural ܡܚܛܐ)

  1. (sewing) needle
  2. small spear
  3. candlewick

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mxT" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 102a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 264a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 738a