ܙܘܘܓܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܙ-ܘ-ܓ (IPA(key): /z-w-ɡ/) related to joining, from Ancient Greek ζυγόν ‎(zugón) or ζεῦγος ‎(zeûgos), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm ‎(yoke). Compare Arabic زِوَاج ‎(ziwāǧ) and Hebrew זִוּוּג ‎(ziwwûḡ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zuwwɑɣɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zuwwɑɣe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܘܘܓܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܙܘܘܓܐ)

  1. marriage, wedding
  2. matrimony, wedlock
  3. spouse
  4. copulation, coition, sexual intercourse
  5. coupling, cohabitation

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "zwwg" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 85b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 112a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 371a