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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Originally the plural of the archaic word ܐܢܦܐ (ʾanpāʾ, nose); not used in Classical Syriac. Compare Arabic أَنْف (ʾanf) and Hebrew אַף (ʾap̄).



ܐܦܐ (transliteration neededf (plural only; not used in singular form)

  1. (anatomy) nostrils
  2. face, countenance
  3. person
  4. surface
  5. region


See also[edit]


  • )pyn”, 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. 17a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 21b
  • 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. 85a-b