ܒܪܩܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܪ-ܩ (IPA(key): /b-r-q/) related to shining or flashing. Compare Arabic بَرْق (barq) and Hebrew בָּרָק (bārāq).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [barqɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [barqe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܪܩܐ m (plural ܒܪܩܐ)

  1. lightning
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew בָּרֶקֶת (bāréqeṯ), derived from the same Semitic root related to shining as above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɑrqɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɑrqe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܪܩܐ m (plural ܒܪܩܐ)

  1. emerald
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܪ-ܩ (IPA(key): /b-r-q/) related to polishing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܒܪܩܐ m (uncountable)

  1. teeth grating
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [barrɑqɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [barrɑqe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܪܩܐ m (plural ܒܪܩܐ)

  1. enchanter, charmer (especially of snakes)
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "brq"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 38b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 56b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 192a

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