ܓܙܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the earlier uncontracted form ܓܢܙܐ ‎(ganzā(ʾ)), from Old Persian [script needed] ‎(*ganza-). Compare Persian گنج ‎(ganj), Old Armenian գանձ ‎(ganj), Hebrew גֵּנֶז ‎(gḗnez), Ancient Greek γάζα ‎(gáza), and Latin gaza.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡazzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡazze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. treasure, treasury
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) Eucharist
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزّ ‎(ǧazz) and Hebrew גֵּז ‎(gēz).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɛzze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mowing, shearing
InflectionEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From the root ܓ-ܙ-ܙ (IPA(key): /ɡ-z-z/) related to shearing. Compare Arabic جَزَّاز ‎(ǧazzāz) and Hebrew גַּזָּז ‎(gazzāz).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑzɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡɑze(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܙܐ)

  1. mower, shearer (especially of wool)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ܓܙܐ ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. emphatic plural of ܓܙܬܐ

Etymology 5Edit

Compare Ancient Greek Γάζα ‎(Gáza) and Arabic غزة ‎(Ġazza(t)).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

ܓܙܐ ‎(transliteration neededf

  1. Gaza

ReferencesEdit

  • "gnz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • "gz" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 45b-46a, 406a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 67a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 223b