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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܥ-ܙ-ܙ (ʿ-z-z) related to strength. Compare Hebrew עֹז (ʿōz).



ܥܘܙܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. energy, fervour, vigor/vigour
  2. strength, force, vehemence
  3. violence
  4. critical or decisive moment
  5. (figuratively) highest, deepest, best, etc. part of something



  • (wz”, 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. 249b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 404a
  • 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. 1078b