ܚܪܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܚ-ܪ-ܒ (IPA(key): /ħ-r-b/) related to killing, from Proto-Semitic *ḥrb. Compare Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) and Hebrew חֶרֶב (ḥéreḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ħarbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħarbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܚܪܒܐ (transliteration neededc (plural ܚܪܒܐ)

  1. sword, dagger, blade
  2. spearpoint
  3. ploughshare/plowshare, plough/plow
  4. killing, slaughter
  5. war
  6. defeat, loss
  7. ravaging, devastating, destroying, ruining
  8. desolation, emptiness
  9. avenging, vengeance

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܚܪܒܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) name of a comet

References[edit]

  • "xrb" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 115a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 156a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 486a