ܡܕܝܢܬܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܢ (IPA(key): /d-w-n/). Compare Arabic مَدِينَة ‎(madīna(t)) and Hebrew מְדִינָה ‎(məḏînâ).

PronunciationEdit

  • (singular):
    • (East Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈðittɑ]
    • (West Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈðittɔ]
  • (singular construct):
    • (East Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈðinaθ]
    • (West Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ðiˈnaθ]
  • (plural):
    • (East Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈðine], [m(ə)ðiˈnɑθɑ]
    • (West Syriac) IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈðine], [m(ə)ðiˈnɔθɔ]

NounEdit

ܡܕܼܝܢ̄ܬܿܵܐ ‎(mḏīttāf ‎(plural ܡܕܝܢܬܐ or ܡܕܝܢܐ)

  1. city, town
  2. region
  3. (rare) province, country

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "mdynh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 60b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 252b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 713b
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