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Classical Syriac[edit]


From ܝܨܝܦܐ (yaṣṣīᵽā(ʾ), careful), from the root ܝ-ܨ-ܦ (y-ṣ-p) related to being careful + the abstract noun ending -ܘܬܐ (-ūṯāʾ).


  • IPA(key): [jasˁsˁifuθɑ(ʔ)]


ܝܨܝܦܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. care, attention
  2. guardianship
  3. seriousness
  4. diligence, zeal
  5. eagerness, anxiety
  6. cure, remedy



  • ycypw”, 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. 143a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 195a
  • 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. 580a