ܚܘܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܒ-ܒ (IPA(key): /ħ-b-b/) related to burning. Compare Arabic حُبّ (ḥubb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܒܐ m (uncountable)

  1. love, affection
  2. charity
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܘ-ܒ (IPA(key): /ħ-w-b/) related to owing. Compare Hebrew חוֹב (ḥôḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħawbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħawbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܒܐ m (plural ܚܘܒܐ)

  1. debt, due
  2. guilt
  3. (in the plural) sins
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xwb"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 93b, 98b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 129b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 419a-b