ܡܟܬܒܐ

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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 مَكْتَب (maktab) and Hebrew מִכְתָּב (miḵtāḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maxt(ə)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maxt(ə)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܟܬܒܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܟܬܒܐ)

  1. writing; written narrative
  2. school
  3. stylus
  4. awl, borer, punch, gimlet

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References[edit]

  • "mktb" 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. 273a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 762a-b