ܐܘܪܩܥܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܪ-ܩ-ܥ (IPA(key): /r-q-ʕ/) related to compacting. Compare Arabic رُقْعَة (ruqʿa(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔurqaʕ(ə)θɑ(ʔ)], [ʔurq(ə)ʕ(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔurq(ə)ʕɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ruqʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܘܪܩܥܬܐ f (plural ܪܘܩܥܐ ,ܐܘܪܩܥܬܐ)

  1. cloth, patch, rag, tatter
  2. sheet of paper

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rwq(h"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 353a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 8b, 536a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 23a