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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܩ-ܘ-ܡ (q-w-m) related to rising.


  • IPA(key): [qawmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qawme(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܘܡܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܩܘܡܐ)

  1. rising, rising up, standing, standing still
  2. staying, remaining, rest
  3. position, state
  4. base, station
  5. abode, dwelling
  6. insurrection
  7. troop, throng, crowd, group
  8. opposition
  9. constancy, stability, abiding, balance
  10. category
  11. (architecture) column, pillar
  12. (nautical) fathom
  13. (ecclesiastical, dialectal) station, watch, vesper (of the night)
  14. (astronomy) phase (of the moon, stars, etc.)
  15. resurrection
  16. course, office, tenure
  17. administration
  18. (in the plural, in the absolute state) age



  • qwm”, 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, pp. 312b-313a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 495b
  • 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, pp. 1333b-1334a