ܢܦܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic. Compare Akkadian 𒍣 ‎(napištu [ZI]), Arabic نَفْس ‎(nafs), Hebrew נֶפֶשׁ ‎(néᵽeš), and Ugaritic 𐎐𐎔𐎌 ‎(npš).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܫܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܢܦܫܬܐ)

  1. soul, life, breath of life
  2. self, oneself
  3. person
  4. funeral stele, tombstone

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References[edit]

  • np$”, 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. 210a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 346b-347a
  • 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. 938a