ܚܪܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܪ-ܐ (ḥ-r-ʾ) related to defecating. Compare Arabic خِرَاء (ḫirāʾ) and Hebrew חָרָא (ḥārâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħɛrjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə)rajjɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܪܝܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܪܝܐ)

  1. excrement, faeces/feces, dung, droppings
  2. (figuratively) dross, slag

Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

References[edit]

  • xry”, 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. 115a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 157a
  • 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. 490a-b