ܡܨܥܝܬܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

Nominalized from the feminine form of ܡܨܥܝܐ(meṣʿāyāʾ, middle, central), from the root ܡ-ܨ-ܥ(m-ṣ-ʿ) related to being in the middle. Compare Hebrew אֶמְצָעִית(ʾemṣāʿîṯ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mɛsˤʕɑjtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mɛsˤʕɑjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܡܨܥܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܨܥܝܬܐ)

  1. midnight
  2. (anatomy) middle finger
  3. (music, poetry, prosody) alexandrine, twelve-syllable meter/metre

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mṣˁyh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 295a
  • 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. 818a