ܢܚܝܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܢ-ܚ-ܪ (IPA(key): /n-ħ-r/) related to breathing heavily. Compare Arabic نَخِير (naḫīr) and Hebrew נְחִיר (nəḥîr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [n(ə)ħirɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [n(ə)ħire(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܚܝܪܐ m (plural ܢܚܝܪܐ)

  1. (anatomy) nose, nostril
  2. (figuratively) lamp nozzle; gate bolt, flange

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "nxyr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 201b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 335b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 907b