ܙܘܝܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic زَاوِيَة (zāwiya) and Hebrew זָוִית (zāwîṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zɑˈwi.θɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zɑwˈjɑ.θɑ] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܘܝܬܐ (zāwīṯāf (plural ܙܘܝܬܐ)

  1. corner
    • Peshitta, 1 Peter 2, 6.
      ܐܡܝܪ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܒܟܬܒܐ ܕܗܐ ܣܐܡ ܐܢܐ ܒܨܗܝܘܢ ܟܐܦܐ ܒܚܝܪܬܐ ܘܝܩܝܪܬܐ ܒܪܝܫ ܙܘܝܬܐ
      ʾămīr [h]ū ḡêr ba-ḵəṯāḇā ḏə-hā sāʾem [ʾĕ]nā ḇə-ṣēhyōn kēp̄ā ḇəḥīrtā wə-yaqqīrtā ḇə-rêš zāwīṯā
      For it is said in the Scripture: "Behold, I place in Zion a stone, chosen and precious, at the head of the corner"
  2. (figuratively) corner or clime of earth; quarter of heaven
  3. (geometry) angle
  4. small temple, chapel

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • zwy”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-02-17
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 85b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 113a
  • 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. 372b