Classical SyriacEdit

Alternative formsEdit


Originally the plural of the archaic word ܐܢܦܐ(ʾanpāʾ, nose); not used in Classical Syriac. Compare Arabic أَنْف(ʾanf) and Hebrew אַף(ʾap̄). Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾanp- (nose, nostril).



ܐܦܐ (transliteration neededf (plural only; not used in singular form)

  1. (anatomy) nostrils
  2. face, countenance
  3. person
  4. surface
  5. region


See alsoEdit


  • ˀpyn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 17a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 21b
  • 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. 85a-b