ܚܘܪܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħor(ə)vɑ(ʔ)], [ħur(ə)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħor(ə)ve(ʔ)], [ħur(ə)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܪܒܐ f (plural ܚܘܪܒܐ)

  1. stork, heron
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܪ-ܒ (IPA(key): /ħ-r-b/) related to ruining. Compare Arabic خِرْبَة (ḫirba(t)) and Hebrew חֹרֶב (ḥṓreḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħurbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħurbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܘܪܒܐ m (plural ܚܘܪܒܐ)

  1. ruin, ravaging, devastation, desolation
  2. desert, wilderness, plain
  3. emptiness, solitude
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "xwrb)"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 116a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 134b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 433a