ܟܝܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܘ-ܠ (IPA(key): /k-w-l/) related to measuring; compare Arabic كَيْل (kayl). The sense of "paradigm" is a calque of Arabic وَزْن (wazn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kajlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kajle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܝܠܐ m (plural ܟܝܠܐ)

  1. kind of measure used for wine, oil, grain, etc.
  2. (figuratively) amount, quantity
  3. (poetry, prosody) metre
  4. (grammar) paradigm, inflectional pattern or form
Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܟܝܠܐ

  1. (astronomy) name of a star

Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic كَيَّال (kayyāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kajjɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kajjɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܝܠܐ m (plural ܟܝܠܐ)

  1. measurer, weigher
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "kyl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 155a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 213a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 618b