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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܢ-ܚ-ܡ (n-ḥ-m), related to resuscitating; compare Hebrew נֹחַם (nṓḥam)


  • IPA(key): [nuħˈħɑ.mɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nuħˈħɑ.me] (plural)


ܢܘܚܡܐ (nūḥḥāmām (plural ܢܘܚܡܐ)

  1. wakening, arousing
  2. resuscitation
  3. recovery, revival, resurrection
  4. raising the dead, necromancy
  5. comfort, consolation



  • nwxm”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-01
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 201b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 331b
  • 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. 898a