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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܐ-ܚ-ܕ (ʾ-ḥ-d) related to holding or containing.


  • IPA(key): [ʔuħdɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔuħdɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܐܘܚܕܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܐܘܚܕܢܐ)

  1. grasp, hold
  2. power, force (of wind, sea, etc.)
  3. majesty
  4. political power, sway, authority, jurisdiction
  5. possession, property (especially of land)
  6. district, territory
  7. dominion, province, colony, diocese
  8. realm, kingdom, empire



  • )wxdn”, 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. 6a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 5a-b
  • 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-14a