دير

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See also: دیزand دیر

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Classical Syriac ܕܝܪܐ (dayrā) which generally means “dwelling” and specifically “cloister”, from the Syriac root ܕ-ܘ-ܪ (d-w-r) relating to dwelling. Not from the Arabic root د و ر (d-w-r) as this means “spinning” and does not fit semantically.

Noun[edit]

دَيْر (dayrm (plural أَدْيَار (ʾadyār) or أَدْيِرَة (ʾadyira) or دُيُورَة (duyūra))

  1. monastery, convent, cloister
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • יואל אליצור‎; חיים בן דוד‎ (2007), “'דיר' ונווה ושמות מקומות מטיפוס דיר- בארץ-ישראל [Deir in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic and Toponyms of the “Deir-X” Type]”, in קתדרה: לתולדות ארץ ישראל ויישובה [Cathedra: For the History of Eretz Israel and Its Yishuv], issue 123, Jerusalem: יד יצחק בן-צבי, DOI:10.2307/23407580, pages 13–38

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

دِيرَ (dīra) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of دَارَ (dāra)