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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܗ (k-r-h) related to sickness.


  • IPA(key): [kurhɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kurhɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܟܘܪܗܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܟܘܪܗܢܐ)

  1. (pathology) sickness, illness, disease, malady, infirmity
  2. (figuratively) hurt, harm, pain, misfortune; evil, mischief
  3. weakness
  4. (religion) heresy
  5. (grammar) hollowness, weakness of letters


Derived terms[edit]


  • kwrhn”, 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. 162a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 211a
  • 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. 613a