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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the older form ܐܪܝܝܐ(ʾaryəyāʾ), from Proto-Semitic *ʾarway-. Compare Hebrew אֲרִי(ʾărî).



ܐܪܝܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܐܪܝܘܬܐ‎, singular feminine counterpart ܐܪܝܘܬܐ‎)

  1. lion
  2. (medicine) leprosy

Usage notes[edit]

The absolute and construct states of this word are not used.


Proper noun[edit]

ܐܪܝܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Leo (constellation and zodiac sign)


  • ˀry”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 19b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 28b
  • 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. 98b