ܩܫܝܫܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܩܫܝܫܐ (qaššīšāʾ, elder), from the root ܩ-ܫ-ܫ (IPA(key): /q-ʃ-ʃ/) related to growing old + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯāʾ). Compare Hebrew קְשִׁישׁוּת (qəšîšûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qaʃʃiʃuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qaʃʃiʃwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܫܝܫܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (plural ܩܫܝܫܘܬܐ)

  1. old age
  2. seniority, precedence
  3. primogeniture, birthright
  4. priority, antiquity, ancientness
  5. council, senate
  6. (Christianity) priesthood, presbytery

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "q$y$w" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 332b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 522b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1420a