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See also: ܡܪܥܐ

Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܝ-ܕ-ܥ (y-d-ʿ) related to knowing. Compare Hebrew מַדָּע (maddāʿ).


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


ܡܕܥܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܕܥܐ)

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



  • md(”, 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. 137b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 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. 716b