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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Proto-Semitic *bayt-.



ܒܝܬܐ ‎(baytā’m ‎(plural ܒܬܐ)

  1. house, home
  2. temple, church
  3. room, chamber, cell
  4. stable
  5. hive
  6. vessel, receptacle, urn, case
  7. verse, stanza, introit, strophe, hymn
  8. (medicine) seat, base (of a humor/humour)
  9. (astronomy) house, mansion, station
  10. (in compounds) companions, followers, servants; sect
  11. (in compounds with a gentilic name) land, country; people, nation, race, tribe, class
  12. (in compounds marking familial descendance) family



  • "by" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 29a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 43a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 144b-145a