ܕܝܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܪ ‎(d-w-r) related to dwelling. Compare Arabic دَيْر ‎(dayr) and Hebrew דִּיר ‎(dîr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dajrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dajre(ʔ)], [dajrɑθɑ(ʔ)], [dajrawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܝܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededc ‎(plural ܕܝܪܘܬܐ or ܕܝܪܬܐ or ܕܝܪܐ)

  1. dwelling, habitation
  2. (usually feminine gender) monastery, convent
  3. lodge
  4. cote, fold
  5. den
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The plurals ܕܝܪܬܐ ‎(dayrāṯāʾ) and ܕܝܪܘܬܐ ‎(dayrawwāṯāʾ) are used for the sense of "monastery" while the plural ܕܝܪܐ ‎(dayrēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic دَيَّار ‎(dayyār) and Hebrew דַּיָּר ‎(dayyār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dajjɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dajjɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܝܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܕܝܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܕܝܪܬܐ)

  1. dweller, inhabitant
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • dyr”, 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. 61b-62a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 91a-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, p. 300a