ܪܘܫܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܫ-ܡ (IPA(key): /r-ʃ-m/) related to marking. Compare Arabic رَسْم (rasm) and Hebrew רֹשֶׁם (rṓšem).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ruʃmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ruʃme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܘܫܡܐ m (plural ܪܘܫܡܐ)

  1. sign, mark, token, indication, index
  2. inscription, superscription, title (of a book)
  3. (orthography) script, writing, spelling (as opposed to pronunciation)
  4. text, edition, copy
  5. ascription
  6. description, design, plan (e.g., of a house)
  7. annotation
  8. recording, authentification
  9. (law) prescription, precept, law
  10. (Christianity) making the sign of the cross
Inflection[edit]

Irregular absolute and construct singular with a varying Waw.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܫ-ܡ (IPA(key): /r-ʃ-m/) related to marking.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ruʃʃɑmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ruʃʃɑme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܘܫܡܐ m (plural ܪܘܫܡܐ)

  1. sign
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rw$m" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 353b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 536a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1453b