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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ (r-ʿ-ʾ) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic مَرْعًى (marʿā) and Hebrew מִרְעֶה (mirʿê).


  • IPA(key): [marʕiθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [marʕ(ə)jɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܪܥܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܪܥܝܬܐ)

  1. pasturing, grazing
  2. pasture
  3. flock, herd
  4. assembly, congregation, subjects
  5. (Christianity) diocese
  6. province



  • mr(y”, 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. 349b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 303a
  • 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. 837a-b