ܟܬܢܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

 
ܟܬܢܐ

EtymologyEdit

From a substrate language, flax being a plant native to Aram; compare Ugaritic 𐎖𐎉 (qṭ, flax), Akkadian 𒃰 (GADA /kitû/, flax), 𒄀𒆤 (GIKID] /kītu/, mat), Sumerian 𒃰 (gada, flax), 𒄀 (gi, reed), 𒆤 (kid, mat), Old Armenian կտաւ (ktaw, flax).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɛtˈtɑ.nɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɛtˈtɑ.ne] (plural)

NounEdit

ܟܬܢܐ (kettānām (plural ܟܬܢܐ)

  1. linen, flax
  2. (by extension) any garment made from linen
  3. sail
  4. net

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ReferencesEdit

  • ktn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-11-01
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 165b
  • Löw, Immanuel (1881) Aramæische Pflanzennamen[1] (in German), Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, page 232–233
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 231b
  • 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, page 663a