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Classical Syriac[edit]

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From the root ܓ-ܚ-ܟ (ɡ-ḥ-k) related to laughing. Compare Arabic ضِحْك (ḍiḥk) and Hebrew צְחוֹק (ṣəḥôq).



ܓܘܚܟܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. laughter
  2. ridicule
  3. derision, scorn


Irregular absolute and construct with a varying Waw.


  • gxwk”, 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. 46b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 63b
  • 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. 213b