ܡܬܩܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܬ-ܩ-ܠ (IPA(key): /t-q-l/) related to weighing, from Proto-Semitic *ṯql. Compare Arabic مِثْقَال (miṯqāl) and Hebrew מִשְׁקָל (mišqāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maθqɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maθqɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܬܩܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܬܩܠܐ)

  1. balance, scales
  2. weighing
  3. weight, burden
  4. (grammar) quantity of words or syllables
  5. (numismatics) shekel; beka

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܡܬܩܠܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) star in Libra

References[edit]

  • "mtql" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 395b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 321b-322a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 875b