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Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Akkadian 𒀀𒍪 (A.ZU /asû/, physician, healer), from Sumerian 𒀀𒍪 (A.ZU /azu/, physician, healer).


  • (Classical Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈʔɑs.jɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈʔɑs.jɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈʔ]


ܐܣܝܐ (ʾāsyām (plural ܐܣܘܬܐ(ʾāswāṯā), singular feminine counterpart ܐܣܝܬܐ‎)

  1. healer, physician, medical doctor
Derived termsEdit
  • ܐܣܝ(ʾassī, to heal)

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía).


  • (Classical Syriac) IPA(key): [ʔɑˈsi.jɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ʔɑˈsi.jɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ʔɑˈsi.jɑ]

Proper nounEdit

ܐܣܝܐ (ʾāsīyāf

  1. Anatolia, Asia Minor
  2. (by extension) Asia


  • ˀsy”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-25
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 14a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 22b
  • 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, page 75a-b