ܡܢܝܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ܡܢܝܐ (mannāyā(ʾ), arithmetician), from the root ܡ-ܢ-ܐ (IPA(key): /m-n-ʔ/) related to counting + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯā(ʾ)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mannɑjuθɑ(ʔ)], [mɑnɑjuθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܡܢܝܘܬܐ f (uncountable)

  1. arithmetic
  2. numbering, enumeration
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the interrogative pronoun ܡܢܐ (mānā(ʾ), what?) + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯā(ʾ)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɑnɑjuθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܡܢܝܘܬܐ f (uncountable)

  1. quiddity
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mnyw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 187b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 281b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 782b