ܣܪܛܢܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ܣ-ܪ-ܛ(s-r-ṭ) related to scratching. Compare Arabic سَرَطَان(saraṭān) and Hebrew סַרְטָן(sarṭān).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sartˤɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sartˤɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܣܪܛܢܐ (sarṭānām (plural ܣܪܛܢܐ)

  1. crab
  2. (medicine) cancer

InflectionEdit

Proper nounEdit

ܣܪܛܢܐ (sarṭānām

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Cancer (constellation and zodiac sign)

ReferencesEdit

  • srṭn”, 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. 237b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 391b
  • 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. 1046a