تَمَجَّسُوا۟ فِي ٱلسُّرْيَانِيَّةِ

Salman1

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Persian
I am trying to make sense of what is meant by تَمَجَّسُوا۟ فِي ٱلسُّرْيَانِيَّةِ in the following hadith:

قَالَ ٱلْمَجُوسُ لِمَ سُمُّوا۟ مَجُوسًا؟ قَالَ لِأَنَّهُمْ تَمَجَّسُوا۟ فِي ٱلسُّرْيَانِيَّةِ، وَٱدَّعَوْا۟ عَلَىٰ آدَمَ وَٱبْنِهِ شِيثٍ هِبَةِ ٱللَّٰهِ...

Can anyone help me understand what this means?

My translation so far is “He said: The Majus, why were they named Majus? He replied: Because the [??] regarding (?) Syriac, and accused Adam, and his son Sheeth Hibatullah...”
 
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  • DWill

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    English
    The only thing I was able to find was in مقاييس اللغة لابن فارس:

    (مَجَسَ) الْمِيمُ وَالْجِيمُ وَالسِّينُ كَلِمَةٌ مَا نَعْرِفُ لَهَا قِيَاسًا، وَأَظُنُّهَا فَارِسِيَّةٌ، وَهِيَ قَوْلُنَا هَؤُلَاءِ الْمَجُوسُ. يُقَالُ: تَمَجَّسَ الرَّجُلُ، إِذَا صَارَ مِنْهُمْ.
     
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