ܟܬܒܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܬ-ܒ (IPA(key): /k-t-b/) related to writing. Compare Arabic كِتَابَة (kitāba(t)) and Hebrew כַּתָּבָה (kattāḇâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)θɑvtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)θɑvɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܬܒܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (plural ܟܬܒܬܐ)

  1. handwriting
  2. autograph, signature
  3. (in the plural) writings

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "ktbh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 165a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 230b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 661a