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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܫ-ܡ-ܫ(š-m-š) related to serving.


  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ʃam(mə)ʃɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ʃam(mə)ʃɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܫܡܫܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܫܡܫܢܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܡܫܡܫܢܝܬܐ‎)

  1. servant, attendant, minister
  2. (law) law clerk
  3. (Christianity) deacon


See also[edit]


  • mšmšn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 373b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 308a
  • 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. 851a