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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܝ-ܕ-ܐ (y-d-ʾ) related to confessing. Compare Hebrew תּוֹדָה (tôḏâ).


  • IPA(key): [tawdiθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [tawd(ə)jɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܬܘܕܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܬܘܕܝܬܐ)

  1. praise, thanksgiving
  2. acknowledgement, profession, confession
  3. faith, religion, doctrine
  4. sect
  5. (Christianity) Eucharist
  6. conjecture, supposition



  • twdy”, 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. 137a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 606b
  • 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. 1627a