ܓܢܒܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An intensified form of ܓܒܪܐ (gaḇrā(ʾ), man). Compare Arabic جَبَّار (ǧabbār) and Hebrew גִּבּוֹר (gibbôr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡanbɑrɑʔ/, [ɡabbɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): /ɡanbɑreʔ/, [ɡabbɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܢܒܪܐ m (plural ܓܢܒܪܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܓܢܒܪܬܐ)

  1. strong man
  2. giant
  3. hero, champion

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܓܢܒܪܐ m

  1. (astronomy) Orion

References[edit]

  • "gnbr" 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, p. 74a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 245a