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See also: ܚܨܕܐ

Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܚ-ܨ-ܪ (ḥ-ṣ-r) related to narrowing. Compare Arabic خِنْصَر (ḫinṣar).


  • IPA(key): [ħɛsˁrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħɛsˁre(ʔ)] (plural)


ܚܨܪܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܚܨܪܐ)

  1. (anatomy) little finger, pinky; little toe
  2. (figuratively) small part
  3. scribe's pen, reed



  • xcr”, 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. 114b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 155a
  • 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. 485a