ܙܒܢܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A loanword from an indeterminate source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [zavnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zavne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܒܢܐ (transliteration needed) c (plural ܙܒܢܐ)

  1. time
  2. temporality, ephemerality
  3. caducity, fragility
  4. epoch, era, age
  5. occasion, moment, instance
  6. season
  7. (grammar) tense
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the sense of "moment" or "instance" is feminine while all other senses are masculine.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܙ-ܒ-ܢ (IPA(key): /z-b-n/) related to purchasing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [z(ə)vɑnɑ(ʔ)], [zɛvnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [z(ə)vɑne(ʔ)], [zɛvne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܙܒܢܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܙܒܢܐ)

  1. purchasing, purchase
  2. merchandise
Inflection[edit]
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "zbn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 83b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 109b-110a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 363a-b