ܓܙܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the earlier uncontracted form ܓܢܙܐ (ganzā(ʾ)), from Old Persian [script needed] (*ganza-). Compare Persian گنج (ganj), Old Armenian գանձ (ganj), Hebrew גֵּנֶז (gḗnez), Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), and Latin gaza.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡazzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡazze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. treasure, treasury
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) Eucharist
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (ɡ-z-z) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزّ (ǧazz) and Hebrew גֵּז (gēz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mowing, shearing
Inflection[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (ɡ-z-z) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزَّاز (ǧazzāz) and Hebrew גַּזָּז (gazzāz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mower, shearer (especially of wool)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ (transliteration needed)

  1. emphatic plural of ܓܙܬܐ

Etymology 5[edit]

Compare Ancient Greek Γάζα (Gáza) and Arabic غزة (Ġazza(t)).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. Gaza

References[edit]

  • gnz”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • gz”, 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, pp. 45b-46a, 406a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 67a
  • 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. 223b