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From the root ܚ-ܪ(ḥ-r) related to freedom. Compare Arabic حُرِّيَّة(ḥurrayya(t)) and Hebrew חֵרוּת(ḥērûṯ).



ܚܐܪܘܬܐ (ḥērūṯā) f (uncountable)

  1. liberty, freedom, free will
  2. (figuratively) nobility, good breeding
  3. generosity, good manners, politeness
  4. continence




  • ḥyryw”, 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. 115a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 122a
  • 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. 403a