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Classical SyriacEdit


From the root ܡ-ܘ-ܬ (m-w-t) related to dying, from Proto-Semitic. Cognate with Akkadian 𒍗 (mūtu, [ÚŠ]), Arabic مَوْت (mawt), Hebrew מָוֶת (māweṯ), and Ugaritic 𐎎𐎚 (mt).


  • IPA(key): [mawtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mawte(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܘܬܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܘܬܐ)

  1. death
  2. way of dying, cause of death
  3. execution
  4. (pathology) plague, pestilence



  • mwt”, 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. 179b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 260b
  • 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. 731b