ܪܘܚܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *rūḥ-(to blow, breathe; spirit). Cognate with Arabic رُوح(rūḥ) and Hebrew רוּחַ(rûaḥ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ruħɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ruħe(ʔ)], [ruħɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ruħɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܘܚܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural rūħā or ܪܘܚܢܐ or ܪܘܚܬܐ or ܪܘܚܐ)

  1. spirit, specter/spectre, ghost, demon
  2. life, breath
  3. wind, vapor/vapour
  4. (geography) cardinal direction
  5. flatulence
  6. smell, odor/odour
  7. pain
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Though this word is feminine, ܪܘܚܐ ܕܩܘܕܫܐ(rūḥāʾ də-quḏšāʾ, Holy Spirit) is masculine.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܘ-ܚ(r-w-ḥ) related to expanding.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [r(ə)wɑħɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܪܘܚܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. joy
  2. (grammar, orthography) name of a vowel mark equivalent to /o/
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܘ-ܚ(r-w-ḥ) related to expanding.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rawħɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rawħe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܘܚܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܪܘܚܐ)

  1. space, interstice
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • rwx”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-05-29
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 341a-b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 533b-534a
  • 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. 1445b-1446a