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Classical Syriac[edit]


  • IPA(key): [qɛrjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɛrjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܪ-ܐ (q-r-ʾ) related to calling.


ܩܪܝܢܐ (qeryānām (plural ܩܪܝܢܐ)

  1. call, vocation
  2. calling, invocation, appeal
  3. reading, study, learning, erudition
  4. science, knowledge
  5. disputation
  6. listening
  7. (ecclesiastical) lection, lesson
  8. holy scripture (especially Old Testament)
  9. chapter
  10. crowing, cockcrow

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܪ-ܐ (q-r-ʾ).


ܩܪܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܩܪܝܢܐ)

  1. combat, strife
  2. wrestling


  • qryn”, 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. 328a-b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 519b
  • 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. 1409a-b