ܣܦܣܝܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Manichaean Parthian sfsyr (safsēr, sword). Compare Middle Persian šmšyl (šamšēr) / špšyl (šafšēr, sword), Persian شمشیر (šamšir), and Ancient Greek σαμψήρα (sampsḗra, foreign sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [safse(j)rɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [safse(j)re(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܦܣܝܪܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܣܦܣܝܪܐ)

  1. sword, dagger, blade

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References[edit]

  • "spsyr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 234a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 386a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1032b