ܟܠܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kalb-. The sense of "dog day" is a calque of Ancient Greek κύων (kúōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kalbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kalbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m (plural ܟܠܒܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. wild, mad
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m (plural ܟܠܒܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. dog, hound
  2. (figuratively, offensive) dog, sod, bastard, asshole, etc.
  3. dog day
  4. name of a wind
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m

  1. (astronomy) Dog Star, Sirius, Canicula
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to above. Compare Arabic كَلَب (kalab).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m (uncountable)

  1. rage, madness
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic كَلَّاب (kallāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kallɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kallɑve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m (plural ܟܠܒܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. dog keeper, dog trainer; one who hunts with dogs
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ

  1. absolute singular of ܟܠܒܬܐ

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ m (plural ܟܠܒܐ)

  1. Alternative spelling of ܟܘܠܒܐ.
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "klb" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 156a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 215b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 622a-b