חמשא

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Aramaic[edit]

Aramaic cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : ⁧חמשא(ḥamša)
    Ordinal : ⁧חמישי(ḥămišai)

Numeral[edit]

חמשא (ḥamšam (fחמיש⁩)

  1. five (5)
    • a. 500 C.E., Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 87b:
      מִדַּחֲמֵיסַר בְּנִיסָן חַמְשָׁא בְּשַׁבָּא, רֵישׁ יַרְחָא דְאִיָּיר שַׁבְּתָא, וְרֵישׁ יַרְחָא דְסִיוָן חַד בְּשַׁבָּת, קַשְׁיָא לְרַבָּנַן!
      Mi-da-ḥǎmēsar bə-Nisån ḥamšå bə-šabtå, rēš yarḥå dhə-Siwwån ḥad bə-šabbåt, qašyå lə-rabånan!
      From the fifteeth of Nisan being day five of the week, the first day of Iyyar was Sabbath, and the first day of Sivan was day one of the week — this is difficult according to the rabbis!