ܒܣܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Aramaic 𐡓𐡎𐡁 (bəsar). Compare Akkadian [script?] (bišru)[Cuneiform?], Arabic بَشَر (bašar), Hebrew בָּשָׂר (bāśār), and Ugaritic 𐎁𐎒𐎗 (bsr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɛsrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɛsre(ʔ)], [bɛsrɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܒܣܪܢܐ ,ܒܣܪܐ)

  1. flesh, meat
  2. pulp (of fruit)
  3. (in the plural) unripe fruit (especially sour grapes)
  4. relation, relative
  5. (euphemistic, anatomy) penis
Inflection[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. humility, baseness
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "bsr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 33a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 49b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 167a