Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ܓ-ܗ-ܐ(ɡ-h-ʾ), related to vanishing.



ܓܗܐ (gəhā)

  1. to vanish, to disappear
  2. to flee, to escape
  3. to become loose or freed

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (gʾs), 𐫃𐫀𐫍(gʾh /gāh/, place, throne, bed; time); compare Persian گاه(gâh), Northern Kurdish -geh, Old Armenian գահ (gah).


  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɑ.hɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɑ.he] (plural)


ܓܗܐ (gāhāf (plural ܓܗܐ)

  1. time
    Synonyms: ܙܒܢܐ‎, ܫܥܬܐ
  2. ornate room; bridal chamber


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  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 61b-62a
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