ܡܪܥܝܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ (IPA(key): /r-ʕ-ʔ/) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic مَرْعًى (marʿā) and Hebrew מִרְעֶה (mirʿê).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [marʕiθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [marʕ(ə)jɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܪܥܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܪܥܝܬܐ)

  1. pasturing, grazing
  2. pasture
  3. flock, herd
  4. assembly, congregation, subjects
  5. (Christianity) diocese
  6. province

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mr(y" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 349b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 303a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 837a-b