ܟܪܟܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ (IPA(key): /k-r-k/) related to encircling. Compare Hebrew כְּרַךְ (kəraḵ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kar(ə)xɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kar(ə)xe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܪܟܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. walled city or town, fortress
  2. enclosure
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

A ܟܪܟܐ (karəḵāʾ) is generally larger than a ܡܚܘܙܐ (māḥōzāʾ).

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ (IPA(key): /k-r-k/) related to encircling. Compare Hebrew כֶּרֶךְ (kéreḵ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɛrkɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɛrke(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܪܟܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. roll
  2. scroll, codex
  3. book, tome, volume
  4. sphere
  5. eddy
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ (IPA(key): /k-r-k/) related to encircling. Compare Akkadian kirku[Cuneiform needed] and Arabic كَرَاخَة (karāḫa(t)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܪܟܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. circuit, course
  2. revolving, revolution
  3. (astronomy) orbit
  4. bindweed
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρόκη (krókē).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܪܟܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. woof, weft
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "krk" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 162b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 227b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 654a-b