ܪܝܫܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Modified from ܪܝܫܐ (rêšāʾ, head; ruler), from Proto-Semitic *raʾš-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [re(j)ʃɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [re(j)ʃɑne(ʔ)], [re(j)ʃɑnawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܝܫܢܐ m (plural ܪܝܫܢܘܬܐ ,ܪܝܫܢܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܪܝܫܢܝܬܐ)

  1. ruler, leader, chief, president
  2. magistrate, prefect
  3. noble, prince
  4. (Christianity) pontiff
  5. (military) captain, general
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܪܝܫܢܐ

  1. emphatic plural of ܪܝܫܐ

References[edit]

  • "ry$n" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 346a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 540b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1466a