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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Hebrew עַם (ʿam).



ܥܡܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܥܡܡܐ)

  1. people, nation
  2. populace, crowd, sect
  3. commoner
  4. ignoramus, unlearned man

Usage notes[edit]

  • The sense of "people" is used especially when contrasting Jews vs. Gentiles or Christians vs. pagans.



  • (m”, 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. 255a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 416b
  • 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. 1108a