ܒܘܪܐ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܘ-ܪ (IPA(key): /b-w-r/) related to being uncultivated. Compare Arabic بُور (būr) and Hebrew בּוּר (bûr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [burɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bure(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܒܘܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܘܪܐ)

  1. fallow, infertile, unproductive
  2. simple, basic
  3. unlearned, stupid, foolish
  4. rude

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܒܘܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܘܪܐ)

  1. (agriculture) waste, fallow, uncultivated land

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "bwr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 26b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 39a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 130a-b