ܘܙܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Aramaic אָוָוזָא(/ʾawazzā/), from Akkadian 𒊻𒄷 (/ūsu/, duck), related to 𒊻𒄷 (/uz/, wild duck, waterfowl), with uncertain mutual borrowing direction, likely all onomatopoeic in origin. Compare Arabic إِوَزّ(ʾiwazz) and Hebrew אֲוָז(ʾăwāz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [wazzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [wazze(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܘܙܐ (wazzām (plural ܘܙܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܘܙܬܐ‎)

  1. goose, gander

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • wzˀ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 81b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 107b
  • 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. 357b