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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܩ-ܢ-ܐ (q-n-ʾ) related to possessing.


  • IPA(key): [qɛnjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɛnjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܢܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܩܢܝܢܐ)

  1. possession, property, chattel
  2. goods, substance
  3. herd, beast of burden (especially cattle)
  4. power, means



  • qnyn”, 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. 322b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 511a
  • 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. 1385a