ܟܘܪܣܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒄖𒍝 ‎(kussû), from Sumerian 𒄖𒍝 ‎(gu.za). Compare Arabic كُرْسِيّ ‎(kursiyy), Hebrew כִּסֵּא ‎(kissēʾ), and Ugaritic 𐎋𐎒𐎜 ‎(ksủ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kurs(ə)jɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kurs(ə)je(ʔ)], [kursawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܘܪܣܝܐ ‎(kursəyām ‎(plural ܟܘܪܣܘܬܐ or ܟܘܪܣܝܐ)

  1. seat, chair
  2. throne
  3. (ecclesiastical) episcopal see
  4. diocese, jurisdiction
  5. authority
  6. head, leader
  7. palanquin, litter, sedan chair
  8. (architecture) pier, column, base

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • kwrsy”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-10-17
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 154a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 211b
  • 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. 614b