ܚܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic حَمْو ‎(ḥamw) and Hebrew חָם ‎(ḥām).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܚܡܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܚܡܗܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܡܬܐ)

  1. father-in-law
  2. (in the plural) relatives, family
Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word ܚܡܐ is one of only three nouns in the entire language that have an irregular possessive stem ending in the letter Waw; the other two being ܐܒܐ ‎(ʾaḇāʾ, father) and ܐܚܐ ‎(ʾaḥḥāʾ, brother).

References[edit]

  • xm”, 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. 108a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 145b
  • 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. 461b