ܡܫܝܚܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܡ-ܫ-ܚ (IPA(key): /m-ʃ-ħ/) related to anointing. Compare Arabic مَسِيح (masīḥ) and Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ʃiħɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ʃiħe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܫܝܚܐ m (plural ܡܫܝܚܐ)

  1. (Abrahamic religions) anointed one, messiah

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܡܫܝܚܐ m

  1. (Christianity) Messiah, Christ

References[edit]

  • "m$yx" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 193a, 412b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 305a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 845a