ܓܒܪܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܓܒܪܐ (gaḇrā(ʾ), man) + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯā(ʾ)). Compare Hebrew גַּבְרוּת (gaḇrûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡavruθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡ(ə)varwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܒܪܘܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܓܒܪܘܬܐ)

  1. power, force, vigour
  2. manhood, manliness, virility
  3. (anatomy) male genitals
  4. (in the plural) prodigies, amazing deeds

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "gbrw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 42a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 59b-60a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 202b