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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. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 71a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 98a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 324b