ܬܢܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic تِنِّين (tinnīn) and Hebrew תַּנִּין (tannîn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tanninɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [tannine(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܬܢܝܢܐ m (plural ܬܢܝܢܐ)

  1. dragon, sea serpent, monster
  2. snake, serpent, adder
  3. (alchemy) spice-box, slender perforated bronze vessel used to hold dry herbs
Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܬܢܝܢܐ m

  1. (religion, figuratively) Satan, the Devil
  2. (astronomy) Draco

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܬ-ܢ-ܐ (IPA(key): /t-n-ʔ/) related to recounting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tɛnjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [tɛnjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܬܢܝܢܐ m (plural ܬܢܝܢܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܬܢܝܢܬܐ)

  1. second, double
  2. two-years old
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܬܢܝܢܐ m (plural ܬܢܝܢܐ)

  1. iteration, repetition, recitation
  2. citing, recounting
  3. tale, story
  4. commemoration
  5. grandson
  6. two-year old
  7. young, offspring
  8. mate, cellmate
  9. representative, subprior, second-in-command
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "tnyn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 394a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 616b-617a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1655b