ܒܥܠܕܒܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܒܥܠ (b(ə)ʿel, lord of) + ܕܒܒܐ (d(ə)ḇāḇā(ʾ), the fly). Compare Arabic بَعَل الذَبَاب (baʿal aḏ-ḏabāb) and Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (baʿal zəḇûḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [b(ə)ʕɛld(ə)vɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [b(ə)ʕɛld(ə)vɑve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܥܠܕܒܒܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܥܠܕܒܒܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܒܥܠܕܒܒܬܐ)

  1. enemy, adversary
  2. accuser

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܒܥܠܕܒܒܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. Beelzebub, the Devil

References[edit]

  • "b(ldbb" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 34b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 51a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 171a