ܪܩܝܥܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܩ-ܥ (r-q-ʿ) related to compacting. Compare Arabic رَقِيع (raqīʿ) and Hebrew רָקוּעַ (rāqûaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [r(ə)qiʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)qiʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܪܩܝܥܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܪܩܝܥܐ)

  1. firm, compact
  2. thick
  3. impervious
  4. well hidden
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܩ-ܥ (r-q-ʿ) related to compacting. Compare Arabic رَقِيع (raqīʿ) and Hebrew רָקִיעַ (rāqîaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܪܩܝܥܐ (transliteration needed) c (uncountable)

  1. firmament, heavens, sky
  2. (astronomy) celestial sphere
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • rqy(”, 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. 353a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 549b, 550a
  • 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. 1489a