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See also: ܐܪܢܐ

Classical Syriac[edit]


From Proto-Semitic *ʾuðn-.


  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðne(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑhɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܐܕܢܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܐܕܢܗܬܐ or ܐܕܢܬܐ or ܐܕܢܐ)

  1. (anatomy) ear
  2. (animal anatomy) fish gill
  3. (figuratively) anything that sticks out; handle, promontory, bay, gulf
  4. bottle opening
  5. (by extension) bottle


Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܐܕܢܐ (ʾeḏnēʾ) is used for literal senses while ܐܕܢܬܐ (ʾeḏnāṯāʾ) and ܐܕܢܗܬܐ (ʾeḏnāhāṯāʾ) are used for figurative senses.


  • )dn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 3a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 4a
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, p. 10b