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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܘ-ܫ-ܛ (w-š-ṭ) related to stretching or extending; compare Arabic وَسْط (wasṭ), Hebrew וֵשֶׁט (wḗšeṭ).


  • IPA(key): [jaʃ.tˁɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jaʃ.tˁe] (plural)


ܝܫܛܐ (yašṭām (plural ܝܫܛܐ)

  1. (anatomy) esophagus/oesophagus, gullet, throat
  2. (anatomy) artery



  • y$T”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2008-11-10
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 146a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 198b
  • 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. 586b