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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From the root ܢ-ܣ-ܐ (n-s-ʾ), from Proto-Semitic *nśʾ.


  • IPA(key): [massa(ʔ)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [massɑ(ʔ)θɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܣܐܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܣܐܬܐ)

  1. balance, scale


Proper noun[edit]

ܡܣܐܬܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Libra (constellation and zodiac sign)


  • ms)h”, 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. 206a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 283b
  • 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. 786b-787a