ܡܢܝܢܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ܡ-ܢ-ܐ(m-n-ʾ) related to counting. Compare Hebrew מִנְיָן(minyān).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mɛnjɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mɛnjɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܡܢܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܢܝܢܐ)

  1. number, figure
  2. few, some
  3. numbering, enumeration, census
  4. (arithmetic) sum
  5. reckoning, account, computation, calculation
  6. (grammar) number
  7. chronology, time, era, epoch
  8. review
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ninɑ(ʔ)], [manninɑ(ʔ)], [mɑninɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)nine(ʔ)], [mannine(ʔ)], [mɑnine(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܡܢܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܢܝܢܐ)

  1. weevil, worm, maggot
  2. fly
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mnyn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 187a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 282a
  • 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. 783a-b