ܒܣܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܣ-ܡ (IPA(key): /b-s-m/) related to pleasantness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [b(ə)sɑmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [b(ə)sɑme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܡܐ m (plural ܒܣܡܐ)

  1. pleasantness, sweetness
  2. pleasure, delight, joy
  3. luxury, elegance
  4. feast, banquet
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܣ-ܡ (IPA(key): /b-s-m/) related to pleasantness. Compare Arabic بَشِم (bašim) and Hebrew בֹּשֶׂם (bṓśem).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɛsmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɛsme(ʔ)], [bɛsmɑne(ʔ)], [bɛsmone(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܡܐ m (plural ܒܣܡܘܢܐ ,ܒܣܡܢܐ ,ܒܣܡܐ)

  1. incense
  2. scent, perfume, fragrance
  3. ointment, unguent
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܣ-ܡ (IPA(key): /b-s-m/) related to pleasantness. Compare Hebrew בַּשָּׂם (baśśām).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bassɑmɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bassɑme(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܡܐ m (plural ܒܣܡܐ)

  1. perfumer
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "bsm" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 32b-33a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 49a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 165b-166a