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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܘ-ܬ-ܪ (w-t-r) related to being extra. Compare Arabic وَتَر (watar) and Hebrew יֶתֶר (yéṯer).


  • IPA(key): [jaθrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jaθre(ʔ)] (plural)


ܝܬܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܝܬܪܐ)

  1. rope, cord, string, fibre
  2. bowstring
  3. (anatomy) sinew, tendon
  4. (geometry) chord, diameter
  5. (architecture) beam



  • ytr”, 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. 147a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 200b
  • 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. 590b-591a