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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܕ-ܢ-ܚ (d-n-ḥ) related to the rising of the sun, from Proto-Semitic *ḏrḥ; compare Hebrew מִזְרָח (mizrāḥ).



ܡܕܢܚܐ (maḏnəḥā) c (uncountable)

  1. east, orient
  2. sunrise, eastern sky
  3. east wind



  • mdnx”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-05-20
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 68a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 253b-254a
  • 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. 716a