ܗܓܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܗ-ܓ-ܐ(h-ɡ-ʾ) related to meditating. Compare Hebrew הִגָּיוֹן(higgāyôn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [hɛɣjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [hɛɣjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܗܓܝܢܐ ‎(heḡyānāʾm ‎(plural ܗܓܝܢܐ)

  1. meditation
  2. study, subject
  3. reading, interpretation
  4. (phonetics) syllable, vowel
  5. (grammar) vocalization of a word; method of learning to read through syllables
Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic هَجِين(haǧīn)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [h(ə)ɣinɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [h(ə)ɣine(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܗܓܝܢܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܗܓܝܢܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܗܓܝܢܬܐ)

  1. hybrid, half-breed
  2. bastard, low-born
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • hgyn”, 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. 72b-73a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 99b
  • 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, pp. 329b-330a