ܡܨܥܝܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nominalized from the feminine form of ܡܨܥܝܐ (meṣʿāyāʾ, middle, central), from the root ܡ-ܨ-ܥ (IPA(key): /m-sˁ-ʕ/) related to being in the middle. Compare Hebrew אֶמְצָעִית (ʾemṣāʿîṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɛsˁʕɑjtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mɛsˁʕɑjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܨܥܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܨܥܝܬܐ)

  1. midnight
  2. (anatomy) middle finger
  3. (music, poetry, prosody) alexandrine, twelve-syllable meter/metre

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mc(yh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 295a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 818a