ܚܒܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܒ-ܪ (IPA(key): /ħ-b-r/) related to companionship. Compare Hebrew חָבֵר (ḥāḇēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħavrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħavre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܒܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܒܪܬܐ)

  1. friend, companion, mate, comrade
  2. neighbor/neighbour, fellow, peer
  3. equivalent, equal
  4. alternate, other, another
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܒ-ܪ (IPA(key): /ħ-b-r/) related to fixing the eyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħabbɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħabbɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܒܪܐ)

  1. conjurer
  2. charmer, enchanter
  3. exorcist
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħabbɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħabbɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܒܪܐ)

  1. darkness
  2. hole, deep pit, abyss
  3. (figuratively) pitfall
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare Arabic حِبْر (ḥibr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܚܒܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. ink
Inflection[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xbr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 95a, b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 125a, 625a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 410a