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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Akkadian [script needed] (ḫatānu), Arabic خَتَن (ḵatan), and Hebrew חָתָן (ḥāṯān).


  • IPA(key): [ħaθnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħaθne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܚܬܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܬܢܐ)

  1. groom, bridegroom
  2. any male affine: son-in-law, brother-in-law (specifically sister's husband), father-in-law
  3. baptismal candidate


See also[edit]


  • xtn”, 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. 120b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 164b
  • 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. 505b