ܚܝܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܝ-ܐ (ḥ-y-ʾ) related to living; compare Arabic حَيَاة (ḥayāh), Hebrew חַיּוּת (ḥayyûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħajjuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħajwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܘܬܐ (ḥayyūṯāʾf (plural ܚܝܘܬܐ)

  1. life, living, vitality
  2. animal nature, animality
  3. purity
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܝ-ܐ (ḥ-y-ʾ) related to living; compare Arabic حَيَوَان (ḥayawān), Hebrew חַיָּה (ḥayyâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħajw(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħajwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܝܘܬܐ (ḥaywəṯāʾc (plural ܚܝܘܬܐ)

  1. creature, beast, wild animal (especially carnivore)
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References[edit]

  • xyw”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-09-23
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 103a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 140a
  • 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, pp. 445b-446a