ܕܐܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ðiʾb- (wolf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [de(ʔ)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [de(ʔ)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܐܒܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܕܐܒܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܕܐܒܬܐ)

  1. wolf, he-wolf

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

While the word is normally considered masculine, it may occassionally be feminine when specifically referring to a female.

References[edit]

  • "d)b" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 57a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 81a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 268a