ܩܘܫܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܩܘܫܬܐ ‎(qūštāʾ) c (uncountable)

  1. truth, verity
  2. right, rectitude, justice
Inflection[edit]

Irregular absolute and construct with a varying Waw.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܩܘܫܬܐ ‎(qōštāʾ) m (uncountable)

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

References[edit]

  • qw$t)”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-07
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 315a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 499a
  • 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. 1346b