Classical SyriacEdit


From Proto-Semitic *yawm-.


  • IPA(key): [jawmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jawme(ʔ)], [jawmɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܝܘܡܐ (yawmām (plural ܝܘܡܬܐor ܝܘܡܐ)

  1. day (24 hours)
  2. daytime, daylight

Usage notesEdit

Usually, the plural ܝܘܡܐ(yawmē(ʾ)) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܝܘܡܬܐ(yawmāṯā(ʾ)) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).


Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


  • ywm”, 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. 139b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 190a
  • 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, pp. 568b-569a