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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܦ-ܛ-ܪ(p-ṭ-r); compare Arabic فَطِير(faṭīr). The sense of "Passover" is a calque of Ancient Greek τὰ ἀζύμα (tà azúma).


  • IPA(key): [patˤtˤirɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [patˤtˤire(ʔ)] (plural)


ܦܛܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܛܝܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܦܛܝܪܬܐ‎)

  1. unleavened, azymous
  2. fresh, raw
  3. (of skins or hides) untanned
  4. (figuratively) sincere



ܦܛܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܛܝܪܐ)

  1. unleavened bread


Proper noun[edit]

ܦܛܝܪܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (Christianity, in the plural) Passover, Easter; Lord's Supper


  • pṭyr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, pp. 273b, 416a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 442a
  • 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. 1181b