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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek σάκρᾱ(sákrā) or Latin sacra.

Alternative forms[edit]



ܣܩܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܣܩܪܣ)

  1. letter (especially imperial rescript, edict, state letter of recommendation, passport)
  2. official report

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܣ-ܩ-ܪ(s-q-r) related to hating.



ܣܩܪܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. hatred, envy


  • sqr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-07-01
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