ܟܝܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܘ-ܢ ‎(k-w-n) related to existing. Compare Arabic كِيَان ‎(kiyān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)jɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)jɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܝܢܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܝܢܐ)

  1. nature, instinct
  2. essence, substance, form
  3. (ecclesiastical) nature, physis
  4. procreation
  5. (figuratively, anatomy) genitalia, sex organs, private parts

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • kyn”, 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. 153a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 213a-b
  • 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. 619b