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Classical Syriac[edit]


Probably from an earlier uncontracted form ܚܪܨܐ (ḥarṣāʾ). Compare Hebrew חֲלָצַיִם (ḥălāṣáyim).


  • IPA(key): [ħasˁsˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħasˁsˁe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܚܨܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܨܐ)

  1. (anatomy) back, hip, haunch, loin, kidney
  2. (figuratively) back, surface, highest part, summit



  • xc”, 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. 114a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 154a
  • 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. 482b-483a