ܐܬܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Aramaic אַתְרָא(ʾaṯrā, idem), Hebrew אֲשֶׁר(ʾăšĕ́r, relative pronoun), Ge'ez አሰር (ʾäsär), አሠር (ʾäśär, trace, vestige; way, road; relic), Arabic أَثَر(ʾaṯar, trace, vestige, impression, relic), Akkadian 𒆠 (ašru /ki/, place, site).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʔaθ.rɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʔaθ.re], [ʔaθ.rawˈwɑ.θɑ] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܬܪܐ (ʾaṯrām (plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ(ʾaṯrawwāṯā) or ܐܬܪܐ (ʾaṯrē))

  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) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܐܬܪܘܬܐ(ʾaṯrawwāṯā) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hebrew: אתר

References[edit]

  • ˀtr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-08-25
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 22b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 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, pages 112b-113a