ܡܕܒܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܒ-ܪ (IPA(key): /d-b-r/). Compare Akkadian madbaru[Cuneiform needed] and Hebrew מִדְבָּר (miḏbār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maðb(ə)rɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maðb(ə)re(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܕܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܕܒܪܐ)

  1. desert, wilderness
  2. steppe
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܒ-ܪ (IPA(key): /d-b-r/) related to leading. Compare Hebrew מְדַבֵּר (məḏabbēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðavrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðavre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܕܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܕܒܪܐ)

  1. leader, guide
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mdbr" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 58a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 251b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 712a