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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 Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 29a-b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 43a-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. 144b-145a