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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 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, pp. 203b-204a
  • 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, pp. 916b-917a