ܢܝܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Akkadian nīru[Cuneiform needed], Arabic نِير (nīr), and Hebrew נִיר (nîr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nirɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nire(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܝܪܐ)

  1. yoke (for oxen)
  2. beam (of a loom)
  3. weft, woof
  4. (figuratively) service, servitude, bondage
  5. tie of a vine to its prop

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܢܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) star in Ursa Minor, possibly Pherkad (Gamma Ursae Minoris)

References[edit]

  • "nyr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 203b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 339a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 916a