ܚܘܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic حَيَّة (ḥayya).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (singular) IPA(key): [ħɛwjɑ]
  • (plural) IPA(key): [ħ(ə)wawwɑθɑ]

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܝܐ (ḥewyām (plural ܚܘܘܬܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܘܘܝܬܐ)

  1. snake, serpent
  2. (figuratively) Satan

References[edit]

  • xywy”, 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. 99b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 131a
  • 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. 424b