ܗܢܝܢ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic هُنّ ‎(hunna) and Hebrew הֵן ‎(hēn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ ‎(transliteration neededf pl ‎(singular ܗܝ, singular masculine counterpart ܗܘ, plural masculine counterpart ܗܢܘܢ)

  1. (personal) they
  2. (intensive) they themselves
  3. sometimes used somewhat like a definite article; the
Usage notes[edit]
  • As an intensive pronoun, ܗܢܝܢ must come before the noun it describes.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ ‎(transliteration needed) f pl (singular ܗܝ ; masculine ܗܘ)

  1. (demonstrative) those
Usage notes[edit]
  • As an attributive adjective, ܗܢܝܢ can come either before or after the noun it describes without any change in meaning.

Pronoun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ ‎(transliteration neededf pl ‎(singular ܗܝ, singular masculine counterpart ܗܘ, plural masculine counterpart ܗܢܘܢ)

  1. (demonstrative) those things, those ones
  2. used somewhat like a definite article; the
Usage notes[edit]
  • The sense of the definite article "the" is used especially when translating Ancient Greek texts, being the equivalent of the Ancient Greek feminine plural definite article αἱ ‎(hai).

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܗܢܝܢ ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. absolute singular of ܗܢܝܢܐ
  2. construct singular of ܗܢܝܢܐ

References[edit]

  • hnyn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Brockelmann, Carl (1895) Lexicon Syriacum (in Latin), Berlin, Edinburgh: Reuther & Reichard, T. & T. Clark
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press