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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Assimilated from earlier *ܩܘܫܛܐ (qūšṭāʾ); compare Arabic قِسْط (qisṭ), Hebrew קֹשְׁטְ (qōšṭ).



ܩܘܫܬܐ (qūštāʾ) c (uncountable)

  1. truth, verity
  2. right, rectitude, justice

Irregular absolute and construct with a varying Waw.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόστος (kóstos); compare Arabic قُسْط (qusṭ).

Alternative forms[edit]



ܩܘܫܬܐ (qōštāʾ) m (uncountable)

  1. (botany) aromatic plant; crape ginger, spiral ginger, costmary, tansy, labdanum


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