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ܓܙܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededm (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 (transliteration neededm (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 (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mower, shearer (especially of wool)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ (transliteration needed)

  1. emphatic plural of ܓܙܬܐ

Etymology 5Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

ܓܙܐ (transliteration neededf

  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