ܪܚܡܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܚ-ܡ (IPA(key): /r-ħ-m/) related to loving.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɑħɛm(mə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɑħmɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܚܡܬܐ f (plural ܪܚܡܬܐ ; singular masculine counterpart ܪܚܡܐ)

  1. friend
  2. (grammar, phonetics, in the plural) phonotactically-permissible phonemes
Inflection[edit]
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܚ-ܡ (IPA(key): /r-ħ-m/) related to loving. Compare Arabic رَحْمَة (raḥma(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛħm(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɛħmɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܚܡܬܐ f (plural ܪܚܡܬܐ)

  1. love, kindness
  2. friendship
  3. desire
  4. (figuratively) magnetism
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rxmh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 343a, b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 538a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1456b, 1457a, b