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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Arabic وَ- ‎(wa-) and Hebrew וְ־ ‎(wə-).


  • IPA(key): [w(ə)-] (followed by a consonant and vowel)
  • IPA(key): [wa-] (followed by a two-consonant cluster)


ܘ- ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. and
  2. while, when, as, then
  3. various other senses: yet, also, for, but, however, since, because, that, in order that, or, even, again

See also[edit]


  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 81a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 107a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 357a