ܒܘܟܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܟ-ܪ (IPA(key): /b-k-r/) related to being first. Compare Arabic بِكْر (bikr) and Hebrew בְּכוֹר (bəḵôr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [buxrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [buxre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܘܟܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܒܘܟܪܐ)

  1. firstborn (human or animal)
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) host, Eucharist

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "bkwr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 30a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 38a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 126a