ܟܘܟܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kabkab-. The sense of "collyrium" is a calque of Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kawk(ə)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kawk(ə)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܘܟܒܐ m (plural ܟܘܟܒܐ)

  1. (astronomy) celestial body (especially star)
  2. kind of collyrium

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References[edit]

  • "kwkb" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 152b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 208a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 606a