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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Akkadian [script needed] (qištu).


  • IPA(key): [qajsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qajse(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܝܣܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܩܝܣܐ)

  1. wood
  2. tree
  3. wooden object; stick, stake
  4. gibbet, gallows; crucifix; (rare) stocks
  5. one pound weight
  6. ounce, two drachms
  7. (rare) handle (of bell, axe, etc.)
  8. (rare, nautical) rudder



  • qys”, 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. 319a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 504b
  • 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. 1364b-1365a