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Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ܡܘܬܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܡܘܬܐ)

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

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
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