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Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary

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As the first two-way Syriac-English/English-Syriac dictionary, the Concise Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and to participate in modern Syriac usage.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0224-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 5,2015
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 457
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0224-8
$48.00

This Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary is the first two-way dictionary for Syriac and English, and is designed to be both a convenient academic resource for Classical Syriac and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac and Kthobonoyo.

The 13,000 entries in the Syriac-English section provide a handy and practical tool for reading all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts. The dictionary contains words and word meanings not found in earlier dictionaries. Technical words from the grammatical and liturgical traditions are marked as such, and Kthobonoyo words and meanings are also marked. Difficult and unusual verb forms, especially weak forms, are listed alphabetically and under their respective root.

The English-Syriac section opens up the opportunity for scholars to compose Syriac texts and to participate in modern Syriac liturgies. New uses of classical Syriac are marked, and a short section on Syriac ecclesiastical phrases and etiquette is included, along with an explanation of numbers and dates.

This Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary is the first two-way dictionary for Syriac and English, and is designed to be both a convenient academic resource for Classical Syriac and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac and Kthobonoyo.

The 13,000 entries in the Syriac-English section provide a handy and practical tool for reading all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts. The dictionary contains words and word meanings not found in earlier dictionaries. Technical words from the grammatical and liturgical traditions are marked as such, and Kthobonoyo words and meanings are also marked. Difficult and unusual verb forms, especially weak forms, are listed alphabetically and under their respective root.

The English-Syriac section opens up the opportunity for scholars to compose Syriac texts and to participate in modern Syriac liturgies. New uses of classical Syriac are marked, and a short section on Syriac ecclesiastical phrases and etiquette is included, along with an explanation of numbers and dates.

"The simplified style and layout of this two-way dictionary, as well as its affordable price tag and accompanying online edition, make it attractive as a research and learning tool.... It would be a valuable addition to the arsenal of a Syriac scholar and a convenient tool for those who want to consult the language frequently."

- Lindsey A. Askin, Review of Biblical Literature

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ContributorBiography

Sebastian Brock

Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. Author of a number of contributions in the area of Syriac studies (including several books published by Gorgias Press).

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, the Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He earned an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford (1991) and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1992, 1996). He has published extensively in the fields of computational linguistics, Syriac studies, and the digital humanities. His latest books include The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995): A Short History (2019) and Syriac-English New Testament (2020).

George is an ordained Deacon of the rank of Ewangeloyo (Gospler) in the Syriac Orthodox Church where he also serves on several Patriarchal, Synodal, and local committees. He lives in Piscataway, NJ, with his wife Christine and their children, Tabetha Gabriella, Sebastian Kenoro, and Lucian Nurono.

  • Preface (page 7)
  • How to Use the Dictionary (page 9)
  • Syriac-English (page 11)
  • English-Syriac (page 255)
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