צִיָּה f.n. 1 dryness, drought. 2 dry country, desert. [Related to Aram. צֽוִי א[[illegible]], Syr. צֽוִי (= was parched, was dry), Mand. צוא (= to be dry), Arab. ṣawā(y) and ṣawiya (= dried up, withered, wilted), Akka. ṣītu (= drought). For the ending of צִיָּה see first suff. ◌ָה.] Possible derivative: צִי ᴵᴵ. cp. צָיוֹן.