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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܘ-ܕ-ܥ (w-d-ʿ), from Proto-Semitic *wḏʿ. Compare Hebrew זֵעָה (zēʿâ).


  • IPA(key): [duʕtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [duʕte(ʔ)] (plural)


ܕܘܥܬܐ (transliteration neededc (plural ܕܘܥܬܐ)

  1. sweat, perspiration
  2. (figuratively) work, toil
  3. juice
  4. fluid, resin
  5. foam


Derived terms[edit]


  • dw(h”, 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. 68b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 87a
  • 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. 285a-b