ܪܩܝܥܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܩ-ܥ (IPA(key): /r-q-ʕ/) related to compacting. Compare Arabic رَقِيع (raqīʿ) and Hebrew רָקוּעַ (rāqûaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [r(ə)qiʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)qiʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܪܩܝܥܐ m (plural ܪܩܝܥܐ)

  1. firm, compact
  2. thick
  3. impervious
  4. well hidden
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܩ-ܥ (IPA(key): /r-q-ʕ/) related to compacting. Compare Arabic رَقِيع (raqīʿ) and Hebrew רָקִיעַ (rāqîaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܪܩܝܥܐ c (uncountable)

  1. firmament, heavens, sky
  2. (astronomy) celestial sphere
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rqy(" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 353a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 549b, 550a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1489a