ܟܦܘܪܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܟܦܘܪܐ (kāᵽōrāʾ, unbeliever), from the root ܟ-ܦ-ܪ (IPA(key): /k-p-r/) related to denying + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɑforuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɑforwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܦܘܪܘܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܦܘܪܘܬܐ)

  1. denial, rejection
  2. impiety, unfaithfulness, infidelity
  3. apostasy
  4. paganism
  5. (Christianity) renunciation of evil at baptism

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "kpwrw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 161a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 222b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 642a