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ܡܕܝܢܬܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܢ (IPA(key): /d-w-n/). Compare Arabic مَدِينَة (madīna(t)) and Hebrew מְדִינָה (məḏînâ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mədintɑʔ/, [m(ə)ðittɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðine(ʔ)], [m(ə)ðinɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܡܕܝܢܬܐ f (plural ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ,ܡܕܝܢܐ)

  1. city, town
  2. region
  3. (rare) province, country

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ReferencesEdit

  • "mdynh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 60b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 252b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 713b