ܣܣܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Akin to Akkadian [script needed] (sāsu), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic ססא (sāsā), Hebrew סָס (sās), Arabic ساس (sās), سوس (sūs), سوسة (sūsa(t)).

Compare Old Armenian ցեց (cʿecʿ), Middle Persian sʾs (sās, bug), and Persian ساس (sâs), Semitic loanwords.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɑsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sɑse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܣܐ (transliteration neededc (plural ܣܣܐ)

  1. moth
  2. maggot, grub, larva
  3. worm
  4. decay, rottenness
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɛssɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sɛsse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܣܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܣܣܐ)

  1. inch (unit of length)
  2. (pathology) kind of sore
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sassɑ(ʔ)], [sɛssɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sasse(ʔ)], [sɛsse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܣܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܣܣܐ)

  1. (architecture) vault
  2. (astronomy) stars of the Milky Way
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Ancient Greek σώσσος (sṓssos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sassɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sasse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܣܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܣܣܐ)

  1. period of sixty years
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "ss" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 225a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 383b, 626b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1025b