ܓܡܘܪܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܡ-ܪ (IPA(key): /ɡ-m-r/). Compare Akkadian [script?] (gumāru)[Cuneiform?] and Arabic جَمْرَة (ǧamra(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡ(ə)murtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡumre(ʔ)], [ɡ(ə)murɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ɡ(ə)murjɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܡܘܪܬܐ f (plural ܓܡܘܪܝܬܐ ,ܓܡܘܪܬܐ ,ܓܘܡܪܐ)

  1. coal (especially live coal)
  2. hot volcanic rock
  3. (in the plural, pathology) ulcer, carbuncle; pox, anthrax
  4. (Christianity) Eucharist, host, wafer

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The plurals ܓܡܘܪܬܐ and ܓܡܘܪܝܬܐ are used for the sense of "Eucharist" while the plural ܓܘܡܪܐ is used for other senses.

References[edit]

  • "gwmrh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 50a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 72a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 240b