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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Arabic ذِرَاع (ḏirāʿ); Hebrew זְרוֹעַ (zərṓaʿ).


  • IPA(key): [d(ə)rɑʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [d(ə)rɑʕe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܕܪܥܐ (dərāʿāʾm (plural ܕܪܥܐ)

  1. (anatomy) arm, upper arm; elbow; shoulder
  2. forequarter
  3. cubit, ell
  4. sleeve
  5. armrest, side brace
  6. first guest


Usage notes[edit]

This word is masculine, despite the tendency in Semitic languages for body parts that come in pairs to be feminine.


  • dr(”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-09-12
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 71a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 98a
  • 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. 324b