ܡܕܥܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܝ-ܕ-ܥ (IPA(key): /j-d-ʕ/) related to knowing. Compare Hebrew מַדָּע (maddāʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [madd(ə)ʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [madd(ə)ʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܕܥܐ m (plural ܡܕܥܐ)

  1. knowledge, intelligence, intellect
  2. understanding, perception
  3. mind, disposition
  4. report, rumor/rumour
  5. fame
  6. familiarity, acquaintance, household

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "md(" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 137b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 254a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 716b