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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Old Persian 𐏀𐎴 (zana-). Compare Parthian zng(zanag) and Hebrew זַן(zan).



ܙܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܙܢܝܐ‎)

  1. type, kind, sort, form
  2. species
  3. method, manner, way, style
  4. (in the plural) customs, habits
  5. reason
  6. state, condition
  7. quality, qualificative
  8. idiom, expression, figure of speech
  9. (grammar) mood



  • zn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 90a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 118a
  • 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. 387b