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Re: [SORForum] about the Monastery at Mardin

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  • George Kiraz
    The real name of the monastery is the Monastery of Mar Hananyo. The nickname in Syriac is Dayro d-Kurkmo (= Arabic Deir al-Zaafaran). In other words, Syriac
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28, 2001
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      The "real" name of the monastery is the Monastery of Mar Hananyo. The
      nickname in Syriac is Dayro d-Kurkmo (= Arabic Deir al-Zaafaran). In other
      words, Syriac Kurkmo = Arabic Zaafaran.

      George Kiraz

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      George A. Kiraz, Ph.D.
      Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
      http://www.BethMardutho.org

      Read Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye
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      From: "JOHN PHILIP" <jp67in@...>
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      Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 12:54 PM
      Subject: [SORForum] about the Monastery at Mardin


      > In many of the Church books written in our local
      > language, Malayalam, there is a mention about
      > 'KURKKUMA DAYRO', the Seat of the Patriarch of Antioch
      > in Mardin.
      >
      > As far as I know this Dayro mentioned is
      > 'Deyrul-Zaafaran' of Turkey. Is that correct ? If
      > so, why it is called as KURKKUMA Dayro? In our site,
      > 'Deyrul-Zaafaran' is also mentioned as 'Saffron
      > Monastery', so named for the yellowish rock from which
      > it is built. Then what does this ' KURKKIMA' denote
      > ? Is that a Syriac word or is it the name of a
      > place ?
      >
      > Waiting for a reply,
      >
      >
      > John Philip K
      >
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