ܡܥܡܘܕܝܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܥ-ܡ-ܕ (IPA(key): /ʕ-m-d/) related to baptizing. Compare Arabic مَعْمُودِيَّة (maʿmūdiyya(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maʕmoðiθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maʕmoðjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܥܡܘܕܝܬܐ f (plural ܡܥܡܘܕܝܬܐ)

  1. washing
  2. pond, pool, basin, piscina
  3. baptism
  4. shortened form of ܒܝܬ ܡܥܡܘܕܝܬܐ

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References[edit]

  • "m(mwdy" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 255b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 289b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 802a-b