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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Akkadian [script needed] (nīru), Arabic نِير (nīr), and Hebrew נִיר (nîr).


  • IPA(key): [nirɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nire(ʔ)] (plural)


ܢܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܝܪܐ)

  1. yoke (for oxen)
  2. beam (of a loom)
  3. weft, woof
  4. (figuratively) service, servitude, bondage
  5. tie of a vine to its prop



Proper noun[edit]

ܢܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) star in Ursa Minor, possibly Pherkad (Gamma Ursae Minoris)


  • nyr”, 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. 203b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 339a
  • 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. 916a