ܩܫܝܫܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܫ-ܫ (IPA(key): /q-ʃ-ʃ/) related to growing old. Compare Arabic قِسِّيْسَة (qissaysa(t)) and Hebrew קְשִׁישָׁה (qəšîšâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qaʃʃiʃtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qaʃʃiʃɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܫܝܫܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܩܫܝܫܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܩܫܝܫܐ)

  1. ancient, ancestor, foremother
  2. elder, grandmother
  3. (Christianity) priestess, pastoress, presbyteress
  4. chief or presider of a banquet; host

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "q$y$h" 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. 1419b