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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Compare Arabic كِنّ (kinn) and Hebrew קֵן (qēn).


  • IPA(key): [qɛnnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɛnne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܢܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܩܢܢܐ or ܩܢܐ)

  1. nest, rookery
  2. brood
  3. hive
  4. anthill
  5. kernel (of a nut)



  • qn”, 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. 322a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 509a
  • 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. 1379a-b