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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܩ-ܘ-ܡ (IPA(key): /q-w-m/) related to rising.


  • IPA(key): [qawmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qawme(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܘܡܐ m (plural ܩܘܡܐ)

  1. rising, rising up, standing, standing still
  2. staying, remaining, rest
  3. position, state
  4. base, station
  5. abode, dwelling
  6. insurrection
  7. troop, throng, crowd, group
  8. opposition
  9. constancy, stability, abiding, balance
  10. category
  11. (architecture) column, pillar
  12. (nautical) fathom
  13. (ecclesiastical, dialectal) station, watch, vesper (of the night)
  14. (astronomy) phase (of the moon, stars, etc.)
  15. resurrection
  16. course, office, tenure
  17. administration
  18. (in the plural, in the absolute state) age



  • "qwm" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 312b-313a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 495b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1333b-1334a