ܪܥܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ ‎(r-ʿ-ʾ) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic رِعْيٌ ‎(riʿyun) and Hebrew רְעִי ‎(rəʿī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛʕjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)ʕajjɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܥܝܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܪܥܝܐ)

  1. pasturing, shepherding, herding
  2. pasture, flock, herd
  3. food, fodder
Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܥ-ܐ ‎(r-ʿ-ʾ) related to grazing, from Proto-Semitic *rʿy. Compare Arabic رَاعٍ ‎(rāʿin) and Hebrew רוֹעֶה ‎(rōʿe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɑʕjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɑʕajje(ʔ)], [rɑʕawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܥܝܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܪܥܘܬܐ or ܪܥܝܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܪܥܝܬܐ)

  1. shepherd
  2. (Christianity) pastor, bishop
Inflection[edit]

Irregular inflection with a stem ending in Yodh.

References[edit]

  • r(y”, 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. 349b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 545b-546a
  • 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. 1479b-1480a