ܩܕܝܫܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܩܕܝܫܐ (qaddīšāʾ, holy), from the root ܩ-ܕ-ܫ (IPA(key): /q-d-ʃ/) related to holiness + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qaddiʃuθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܩܕܝܫܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. holiness, sanctity
  2. sanctification, consecration
  3. (collectively) saints, holy ones
  4. celibacy, chastity, virginity
  5. (used with possessive suffixes as a title) Holiness

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "qdy$w" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 311a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 490a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1316b