Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Proto-Semitic *sūs- (moth; insect especially one that bites or chews up materials), from Proto-Afroasiatic *suʔw- (a kind of insect); cognates with Akkadian 𒄴 (sāsu /aḫ/, moth), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic סָסָא(sāsā), Hebrew סָס(sās), Arabic سَاس(sās), سُوس(sūs), سُوسَة(sūsa), Amharic ፃፄ (ṣ́aṣ́e). Compare Old Armenian ցեց (cʿecʿ), Middle Persian sʾs (sās, bug), Persian ساس(sâs), and Ancient Greek σής (sḗs), Semitic loanwords.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Edessan) IPA(key): [ˈsɑ.sɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsɑ.sɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈso.so]

NounEdit

ܣܣܐ (sāsāc (plural ܣܣܐ (sāsē))

  1. moth
    • Peshitta, Matthew 6:19:
      ܠܐ ܬܣܝܡܘܢ ܠܟܘܢ ܣܝܡܬܐ ܒܐܪܥܐ: ܐܬܪ ܕܣܣܐ ܘܐܟܠܐ ܡܚܒܠܝܢ
      lā ṯəsīmūn ləḵōn sīmāṯā ḇə-ʾarʿā, ʾăṯar də-sāsā wə-ʾāḵlā məḥabbəlīn
      Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt
  2. maggot, grub, larva
  3. worm
  4. decay, rottenness
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Edessan) IPA(key): [ˈsɛs.sɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsɪs.sɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈse.so]

NounEdit

ܣܣܐ (sessām (plural ܣܣܐ (sessē))

  1. inch (unit of length)
  2. (pathology) kind of sore: wart; blister, vesicle
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Edessan) IPA(key): [ˈsas.sɑ], [ˈsɛs.sɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsas.sɑ], [ˈsɪs.sɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsɑ.so], [ˈse.so]

NounEdit

ܣܣܐ (sassā, sessām (plural ܣܣܐ (sassē, sessē))

  1. (architecture) vault
  2. (astronomy) stars of the Milky Way
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Ancient Greek σῶσσος (sôssos), from Akkadian 𒋗𒅆 (šuši /šūš/, a unit of sixty).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Edessan) IPA(key): [ˈsas.sɑ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsas.sɑ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈsɑ.so]

NounEdit

ܣܣܐ (sassām (plural ܣܣܐ (sassē) or ܣܘܣܘ(sōsō))

  1. sossos, period of 60 years
InflectionEdit
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ss”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-12-01
  • ss2”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2020-04-10
  • swsw”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2020-04-10
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 225a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 383b, 626b
  • Payne Margoliouth, Jessie (1927) Supplement to the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, S.T.P., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 236b-237a
  • 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, pages 985b, 1025b