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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Hebrew אֲתָר (ʾăṯār) and Aramaic אתרא.


  • IPA(key): [ʔaθrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔaθre(ʔ)], [ʔaθrawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܐܬܪܐ (ʾaṯrām (plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ or ܐܬܪܐ)

  1. place, spot
  2. region, land, country
  3. district, province
  4. inhabitants
  5. means
  6. (figuratively) room, space; opportunity, time; delay


Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܐܬܪܐ (ʾaṯrē(ʾ)) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ (ʾaṯrawwāṯā(ʾ)) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).


  • )tr”, 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. 22b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 33a-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, pp. 112b-113a