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Classical Syriac[edit]


Either from the root ܟ-ܣ-ܐ (k-s-ʾ) related to covering or from Akkadian [script needed] (kusītu).


  • IPA(key): [kosiθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kosjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܟܘܣܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܘܣܝܬܐ)

  1. head covering, cap, cowl, hood, toque



  • kwsy”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2013-05-11
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 159b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 210a
  • 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. 611a