ܡܠܟܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [malkɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [malke(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܠܟܐ m (plural ܡܠܟܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܡܠܟܬܐ)

  1. any ruler; king, emperor, prince, emir, caliph, toparch
  2. governor of a province
  3. king bee
  4. (ecclesiastical) eucharistic leaven
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܡ-ܠ-ܟ (IPA(key): /m-l-k/) related to advising.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɛlkɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mɛlke(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܠܟܐ m (plural ܡܠܟܐ)

  1. advice, counsel
  2. reason
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References[edit]

  • "mlk" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 168a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 277b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 772b