ܦܣܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the earlier form ܦܨܬܐ (peṣṣ(ə)ṯāʾ, lot, piece), from the root ܢ-ܦ-ܨ (IPA(key): /n-p-sˁ/) related to smashing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pɛss(ə)θɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܦܣܬܐ f (plural ܦܣܐ)

  1. lot, portion
  2. fate
  3. suffrage, ballot, vote
  4. (military) wing, battleline
  5. page (of a book)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pass(ə)θɑ(ʔ)], [pɛss(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [passe(ʔ)], [pɛsse(ʔ)], [passɑθɑ(ʔ)], [pɛssɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܣܬܐ f (plural ܦܣܬܐ ,ܦܣܐ)

  1. (anatomy) sole, palm
  2. foot (unit of measure)
  3. cloth, rag, towel, napkin
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "psh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 280b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 451a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1215b