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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Either from the root ܐ-ܘ-ܐ(ʾ-w-ʾ) related to staying or from Middle Iranian *āwān. Compare Old Armenian աւան (awan, village, small town).


  • IPA(key): [ʔaw(wə)wɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔaw(wə)wɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܐܘܘܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܐܘܘܢܐ)

  1. inn, lodging
  2. (by extension) abode, habitation, dwelling, house, home, mansion
  3. (figuratively) heaven


Derived terms[edit]


  • ˀwwn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2013-07-26
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 3b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 5a
  • 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. 13b