ܟܢܦܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic كَنَف (kanaf) and Hebrew כָּנָף (kānāᵽ). The sense of "pterygium" is a calque of Ancient Greek πτερύγιον (pterúgion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɛn(ə)fɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɛn(ə)fe(ʔ)], [kɛn(ə)fɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܢܦܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܢܦܬܐ or ܟܢܦܐ)

  1. side, edge, border, outer part
  2. wing
  3. (anatomy) lap, bosom, arms
  4. (sewing) flap, hem; skirt, cloak
  5. (geography) bay, gulf
  6. covering, overshadowing, protection
  7. pinnacle, peak
  8. (architecture) battlement, merlon
  9. (military) wing of an army
  10. vessel for flour
  11. (medicine) pterygium

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References[edit]

  • "knp" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 158a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 218b-219a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 636a-b