ܓܙܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the earlier uncontracted form ܓܢܙܐ (ganzā(ʾ)), from Old Persian [script?] (*ganza-). Compare Persian گنج (ganj), Old Armenian գանձ (ganj), Hebrew גֵּנֶז (gḗnez), Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), and Latin gaza.

Alternative formsEdit

  • Uncontracted form: ܓܢܙܐ
  • ܓܐܙܐ

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡazzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡazze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. treasure, treasury
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) Eucharist
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزّ (ǧazz) and Hebrew גֵּז (gēz).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mowing, shearing
InflectionEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزَّاز (ǧazzāz) and Hebrew גַּזָּז (gazzāz).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ m (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mower, shearer (especially of wool)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ

  1. emphatic plural of ܓܙܬܐ

Etymology 5Edit

Compare Ancient Greek Γάζα (Gáza) and Arabic غزة (Ġazza(t)).

Alternative formsEdit

  • ܥܐܙܐ

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

ܓܙܐ f

  1. Gaza

ReferencesEdit

  • "gnz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • "gz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 45b-46a, 406a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 67a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 223b
Last modified on 10 November 2013, at 07:28