ܢܒܝܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine form of ܢܒܝܐ (n(ə)ḇījā(ʾ), prophet), from Hebrew נָבִיא (nāḇîʾ). Compare Arabic نَبِيَّة (nabiyya(t)) and Hebrew נְבִיאָה (nəḇîʾâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [n(ə)viθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [n(ə)vijɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܒܝܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܢܒܝܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܢܒܝܐ)

  1. prophetess
  2. prophet's wife
  3. interpreter
  4. speaker, spokeswoman

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "nbyh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 195a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 326a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 884b