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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Old Persian; compare Middle Persian nyšʾn' (nīšān), Manichaean Parthian nyšʾn, Persian نشان (nešân), Hebrew נֵס (nēs).


  • IPA(key): [niʃɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [niʃe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܢܝܫܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܝܫܐ)

  1. sign, monument, portent, banner
  2. ensign, symbol, standard, flag
  3. (astrology) zodiac sign
  4. signification, sense, point, subject, theme, matter, affair, proposition, argument
  5. aim, goal, target, objective, end, intention, purpose
  6. occasion, opportunity
  7. appearance, design, style, manner, form, rule, plan
  8. character
  9. project, example
  10. (music) meter/metre, mode
  11. song, poem
  12. (orthography) diacritical point, mark, accent
  13. (grammar) noun form
  14. (astronomy) observation


See also[edit]


  • "ny$" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 203b-204a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 339a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 916b-917a