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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Proto-Semitic *yawm-.


  • IPA(key): [jawmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jawme(ʔ)], [jawmɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܝܘܡܐ (yawmām (plural ܝܘܡܬܐ or ܝܘܡܐ)

  1. day (24 hours)
  2. daytime, daylight

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܝܘܡܐ (yawmē(ʾ)) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܝܘܡܬܐ (yawmāṯā(ʾ)) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).


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See also[edit]


  • ywm”, 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. 139b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 190a
  • 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. 568b-569a