ܢܦܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic. Compare Akkadian 𒍣 (napištu [ZI]), Arabic نَفْس (nafs), Hebrew נֶפֶשׁ (néᵽeš), and Ugaritic 𐎐𐎔𐎌 (npš).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܫܐ f (plural ܢܦܫܬܐ)

  1. soul, life, breath of life
  2. self, oneself
  3. person
  4. funeral stele, tombstone

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References[edit]

  • "np$" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 210a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 346b-347a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 938a