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Classical Syriac[edit]


From ܩܕܝܫ (qaddīš, holy), from the root ܩ-ܕ-ܫ (q-d-š) related to holiness + the abstract noun ending -ܘܬܐ (-ūṯāʾ).


  • IPA(key): [qaddiʃuθɑ(ʔ)]


ܩܕܝܫܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. holiness, sanctity
  2. sanctification, consecration
  3. (collectively) saints, holy ones
  4. celibacy, chastity, virginity
  5. (used with possessive suffixes as a title) Holiness



  • qdy$w”, 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. 311a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 490a
  • 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. 1316b