ܡܕܝܢܬܐ

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Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܢ ‎(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

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Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mdynh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 60b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 252b
  • 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. 713b
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