ܢܚܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Hebrew נַחַל (náḥal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [naħlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [naħle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܚܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܚܠܐ)

  1. torrent
  2. river, stream, wadi, gully
  3. gorge, valley
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܢ-ܚ-ܠ (IPA(key): /n-ħ-l/) related to sifting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɑħlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nɑħle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܚܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܚܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܢܚܠܬܐ)

  1. sifter
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܢ-ܚ-ܠ (IPA(key): /n-ħ-l/) related to sifting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [n(ə)ħɑlɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܢܚܠܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. sifting
  2. superstitious choosing of times
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "nxl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 201a, b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 335b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 907b-908a