ܫܘܚܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܚ-ܬ (IPA(key): /ʃ-ħ-t/) related to rusting. Compare Akkadian šuḫtu[Cuneiform?] and Arabic سُحْت (suḥt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃuħtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃuħte(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܘܚܬܐ (transliteration needed) c (plural ܫܘܚܬܐ)

  1. rust, aerugo, tarnish, verdigris, patina
  2. tartar (on teeth), sordes
  3. dirt, grime, filth
  4. venom
  5. (figuratively) foulness
  6. (figuratively, pathology) leprosy

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "$wxt" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 366a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 564b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1524a