ܐܘܪܕܥܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the older form *ܥܦܪܕܥܐ (ʿəᵽardʿāʾ). Compare Arabic ضِفْدَع (ḍifdaʿ) and Hebrew צְפַרְדֵּעַ (ṣəᵽardēaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔurd(ə)ʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔurd(ə)ʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܘܪܕܥܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܐܘܪܕܥܐ)

  1. frog
  2. (animal anatomy) hoof's frog

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

While the word is normally considered feminine, it may occasionally be masculine when specifically referring to a male.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ")wrd(" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 4b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 7b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 21a-b