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Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ܕ-ܘ-ܢ(d-w-n); compare Arabic مَدِينَة(madīna), Hebrew מְדִינָה(məḏînâ).

PronunciationEdit

  • (singular): IPA(key): /mə.din.tɑʔ/, [m(ə.)ˈðit.tɑ]
  • (plural): IPA(key): [m(ə)ˈði.ne], [m(ə.)ðiˈnɑ.θɑ]

NounEdit

ܡܕ݂ܝܼܢ݇ܬܵܐ ‎(məḏī[n]tāf ‎(plural ܡܕܝܢܬܐ or ܡܕܝܢܐ)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • mdynh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-11-05
  • 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