ܡܣܟܝܢܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܡܣܟܝܢܐ (meskênāʾ, poor), from Akkadian 𒈦𒂗𒆕 (muškēnu [MAŠ.EN.KAK]) + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯāʾ). Compare Akkadian muškēnūtu[Cuneiform needed], Arabic مَسْكَنَة (maskana(t)) and Hebrew מִסְכֵּנוּת (miskēnûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɛske(j)nuθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܡܣܟܝܢܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. poverty, want, penury, poorness, meagreness
  2. wretchedness

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mskynw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 228b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 285a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 791b