ܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Phoenician 𐤀 (ʾ, aleph). Compare Arabic ا (ʾ) and Hebrew א (ʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name) IPA(key): [ʔɑlaf], [ʔɑlɛf]
  • (sound) IPA(key): [ʔ] or silent

Letter[edit]

ܐ (transliteration needed)

  1. aleph, first letter of the Syriac alphabet

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • Next: ܒ

See also[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ܐ (transliteration needed)

  1. (cardinal) number one (1)

References[edit]

  • ")" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 1a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 1a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1a