ܪܥܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ (IPA(key): /r-ʕ-ʔ/) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic رِعْيٌ (riʿyun) and Hebrew רְעִי (rəʿī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛʕjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)ʕajjɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܥܝܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܪܥܝܐ)

  1. pasturing, shepherding, herding
  2. pasture, flock, herd
  3. food, fodder
Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ (IPA(key): /r-ʕ-ʔ/) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic رَاعٍ (rāʿin) and Hebrew רוֹעֶה (rōʿe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɑʕjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɑʕajje(ʔ)], [rɑʕawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܥܝܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܪܥܘܬܐ or ܪܥܝܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܪܥܝܬܐ)

  1. shepherd
  2. (Christianity) pastor, bishop
Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

References[edit]

  • "r(y" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 349b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 545b-546a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1479b-1480a