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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek δελφίς (delphís), from δελφύς (delphús, womb).


  • IPA(key): [dɛlpinɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dɛlpine(ʔ)], [dɛlpinas] (plural)


ܕܠܦܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܕܗܠܦܝܢܗܣ or ܕܠܦܝܢܣ or ܕܠܦܝܢܐ)

  1. dolphin (mammal)
  2. (nautical) kind of weapon used to sink ships

Proper noun[edit]

ܕܠܦܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) Delphinus


  • "dlpyn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 65b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 86b
  • Robert Payne Smith, Thesaurus Syriacus, 1879-1901, p. 826
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 306a