ܐܕܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾuðn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðne(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑhɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܕܢܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܐܕܢܗܬܐ or ܐܕܢܬܐ or ܐܕܢܐ)

  1. (anatomy) ear
  2. (animal anatomy) fish gill
  3. (figuratively) anything that sticks out; handle, promontory, bay, gulf
  4. bottle opening
  5. (by extension) bottle

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܐܕܢܐ (ʾeḏnēʾ) is used for literal senses while ܐܕܢܬܐ (ʾeḏnāṯāʾ) and ܐܕܢܗܬܐ (ʾeḏnāhāṯāʾ) are used for figurative senses.

References[edit]

  • ")dn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 3a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 4a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 10b