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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܡ-ܢ-ܐ ‎(m-n-ʾ) related to counting. Compare Hebrew מָנָה ‎(mānâ). The sense of "particle" is a calque of Ancient Greek μόριον ‎(mórion).


  • IPA(key): [m(ə)nɑθɑ(ʔ)]


ܡܢܬܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܡܢܘܬܐ)

  1. part, portion, lot
  2. (grammar) particle
  3. (geometry, geography) degree
  4. (in the plural) relics
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]


  • IPA(key): [mɛnn(ə)θɑ(ʔ)]


ܡܢܬܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܡܐܢܐ or ܡܢܐ)

  1. (anatomy) strand of hair; nerve, tendon
  2. fur
  3. string (e.g. of a musical instrument)
  4. cord, rope
  5. (music) tone
See also[edit]


  • mnh”, 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. 187a, b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 281a, 283a
  • 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, pp. 785b-786a