ܫܥܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic سَاعَة (sāʿa(t)) and Hebrew שָׁעָה (šāʿâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɑʕ(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃɑʕe(ʔ)], [ʃɑʕɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܥܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܥܬܐ or ܫܥܐ)

  1. hour (60 minutes)
  2. time, o'clock
  3. moment
  4. season
  5. (astronomy) angle, degree
  6. (astronomy) ascendant
  7. unit of weight equal to 5 oz.
  8. (astrology) horoscope
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • Usually, the plural ܫܥܐ (šāʿēʾ) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܫܥܬܐ (šāʿāṯāʾ) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).
  • The absolute singular form ܫܥ (šāʿ) only occurs in the compound ܟܠܫܥ (kolšāʿ, always).

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܥ-ܐ (IPA(key): /ʃ-ʕ-ʔ/) related to playing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃ(ə)ʕɑθɑ(ʔ)] (singular and plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܥܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܥܬܐ)

  1. amusement, joke
  2. laughing stock
  3. play, game
  4. sport
  5. spectacle
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "$(h" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 363a, 375b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 588a, 598a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1584b-1585a