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Classical SyriacEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Compare Arabic نَاس (nās) and Hebrew אֱנוֹשׁ (ʾĕnôš).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔɛ̆nɑʃɑʔ/, [ˈnɑ.ʃɑ] (singular and plural)

NounEdit

ܐܢܫܐ ([ʾĕ]nāšāc (plural ܐܢܫܐ)

  1. human, man, mortal
  2. mankind
  3. (in the plural) people
  4. (in the absolute state) one, someone, certain
  5. (with possessive suffixes) expresses kinsfolk or relations (especially parents or inhabitants)
    • ܐܢܫܝܗ ܕܡܕܝܢܬܐ
      [ʾĕ]nāšêh da-məḏī[n]ttā
      the people of the city

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ReferencesEdit

  • )n$”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-22
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 13b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 22a
  • 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. 65a-b