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Classical Syriac[edit]

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From the root ܨ-ܐ-ܝ (ṣ-ʾ-y) related to being filthy. Compare Hebrew צֹאָה (ṣōʾâ).


  • IPA(key): [sˁɑ(ʔ)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sˁɑ(ʔ)θe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܨܐܬܐ (transliteration neededc (plural ܨܐܬܐ)

  1. dirt, filth, foulness
  2. impurity, stain



  • c)h”, 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. 297a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 472a
  • 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. 1270b