ܒܠܘܥܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܠ-ܥ (IPA(key): /b-l-ʕ/) related to swallowing. Compare Arabic بَالُوعَة (bālūʿa(t)) and Hebrew בְּלוּעָה (bəlûʿâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɑloʕtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɑloʕɑθɑ(ʔ)], [bɑloʕjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܠܘܥܬܐ f (plural ܒܠܘܥܝܬܐ ,ܒܠܘܥܬܐ)

  1. (anatomy) pharynx
  2. sewer, sink, drain

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "blw(h" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 31b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 46b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 155a