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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܫ-ܡ-ܫ(š-m-š) related to serving.


  • IPA(key): [tɛʃmɛʃtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [tɛʃm(ə)ʃɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܬܫܡܫܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܬܫܡܫܬܐ)

  1. serving, service
  2. (ecclesiastical) division of priests
  3. group, work team
  4. religious office
  5. office, ministry, administration
  6. rite
  7. worship
  8. attendance, ministration
  9. utensil, vessel



  • tšmšh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 373b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 622b
  • 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. 1674a