A Compendious Syriac Dictionary

Founded upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith

By (author) Robert Smith Edited by J. Payne Smith

Hardback - £70.95

Publication date:

30 June 1998

Length of book:

632 pages



ISBN-13: 9781575060323

This standard lexicon of Syriac has long been the choice of students of Syriac, both for its comprehensiveness and also because of its handy size. It originated as an abridgement of Payne Smith’s Thesaurus Syriacus, a substantically larger work that also tends to be less accessible for the student. Here the meanings of the Syriac words are given in English, and the order of the Syriac is alphabetical, to avoid requiring the student to know the root of the word being looked up. An essential tool for anyone studying or researching Syriac texts or literature and for students of the Semitic languages.

The Compendious Syriac Dictionary was first published by Oxford University Press in 1903 and has been out of print for a number of years. A quality Eisenbrauns reprint based on the 1976 printing.