ܥܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Hebrew עַם (ʿam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܥܡܐ m (plural ܥܡܡܐ)

  1. people, nation
  2. populace, crowd, sect
  3. commoner
  4. ignoramus, unlearned man

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The sense of "people" is used especially when contrasting Jews vs. Gentiles or Christians vs. pagans.

References[edit]

  • "(m" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 255a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 416b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1108a