ܫܪܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܪ-ܫ (š-r-š) related to taking root. Compare Akkadian [script needed] (šuršu [SUḪUŠ]), Arabic شِرْش (širš), Hebrew שֹׁרֶשׁ (šṓreš), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎗𐎌 (šrš), and Ge'ez ሥርው (śərw).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɛrʃɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃɛrʃe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܪܫܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܫܪܫܐ)

  1. (botany) root
  2. ground, base, foundation
  3. ball of thread or cotton
  4. beginning
  5. principle

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • $r$”, 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. 384b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 599b
  • 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. 1613a