ܚܙܘܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܙ-ܐ (ḥ-z-ʾ) related to seeing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħɛzwɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħɛzwe(ʔ)], [ħɛzwɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܙܘܐ (ḥezwām (plural ܚܙܘܢܐ or ܚܙܘܐ)

  1. sight, vision
  2. prophecy
  3. appearance, form, figure, aspect
  4. likeness, resemblance
  5. spectacle
  6. (in the plural) miracles

Usage notes[edit]

The plural ܚܙܘܢܐ (ḥezwānēʾ) is usually used for the sense of "miracles" while the plural ܚܙܘܐ (ḥezwēʾ) is used for other senses.

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References[edit]

  • xzw”, 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. 101a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 136a-b
  • 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. 436b