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ܨܠܡ ܪܝܫ ܐܢܬܬܐ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܗܝ

Etymology edit

Probably from Middle Persian 𐭧𐭥𐭮𐭫𐭥𐭣𐭩 (hwslwdy /⁠Husrōy⁠/)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ʔurhɑj], [ʔorhɑj]

Proper noun edit

ܐܘܪܗܝ (ʾurhāy, ʾorhāy)

  1. (chiefly historical) Urfa (a city in southeastern Turkey)
    Synonyms: ܐܕܣܐ (ʾedesa, ʾādəsā), ܐܕܡܐ (ʾadme)
    • a. 680, Naṣīr al-Kaʿbī, editor, A Short Chronicle of the End of the Sasanian Empire and Early Islam 590–660 A.D., Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, published 2016, →ISBN, page 48 [25]:
      ܗܝܕܝܢ ܟܢܫ ܟܘܣܪܘ ܚܝܠܘ̈ܬܐ ܘܥܠܝ ܠܐܪܥܐ ܕܪ̈ܗܘܡܢܐ. ܘܥܒܕ ܬܪ̈ܝܢ ܪ̈ܒܝ ܚ̈ܝܠܐ ܘܫܕܪ ܠܡܥܪܒܐ. ܘܟܒܫܘ ܠܡܪܕܐ ܘܠܐܡܕ. ܘܠܡܝܦܪܩܛ ܘܠܐܘܪܗܝ.
      Then Khusrow swept together an army and encroached upon the lands of the Byzantines. He appointed two commanders whom he sent to the West, and they pressed upon Mardin, ʾAmed, Mayparqeṭ and Urfa.

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Descendants edit

  • Arabic: الرُّهَا (ar-ruhā), الرُّهَاء (ar-ruhāʔ)
    • Northern Kurdish: Riha
  • Middle Persian:
    Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (ʾlhʾy)
    Inscriptional Pahlavi script: [Inscriptional Pahlavi needed] (ʾwlhʾy)
  • Parthian:
    Inscriptional Parthian script: [script needed] (ʾwrhʾy)
  • Old Armenian: Ուռհայ (Uṙhay)
  • Ottoman Turkish: اورفه (Urfa), اورفا (Urfa)

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Proper noun edit

ܐܘܪܗܳܝ (urhoi) (f)

  1. Edessa (a former city in today’s Şanlıurfa Province in Turkey; modern Şanlıurfa)
  2. a female given name