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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܡ-ܠ-ܠ (IPA(key): /m-l-l/) related to speaking. Compare Hebrew מִלָּה ‎(millâ). The sense of "logos" is a calque of Ancient Greek λόγος ‎(lógos).


  • IPA(key): [mɛl(lə)θɑ(ʔ)]


ܡܠܬܐ ‎(transliteration neededc ‎(plural ܡܠܐ)

  1. word
  2. meaning, definition
  3. saying, sentence, statement
  4. (grammar) verb; voice
  5. discourse, tract, speech, narration
  6. proverb
  7. precept, command
  8. intelligence, reason, logic
  9. thing, matter, affair
  10. fact, case, cause, reason
  11. pledge, promise
  12. consent, permission
  13. (Christianity) logos


Usage notes[edit]

  • The sense of "logos" is usually masculine while all other senses are usually feminine.

Derived terms[edit]


  • "mlh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 183a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 274b-275a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 775a-b