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. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 315a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 499a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1346b