ܢܦܛܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Akkadian [script needed] (napṭu)[Cuneiform needed]. Compare Old Persian 𐎴𐎳𐎫 (naft), Ancient Greek νάφθα (náphtha), English naptha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɛftˁɑ(ʔ)], [naftˁɑ(ʔ)], [nɑftˁɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܛܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. naphtha, petroleum
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic نَفَاطَة (nafāṭa(t)), itself related to above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nappɑtˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nappɑtˁe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܛܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܢܦܛܐ)

  1. torch
  2. blister, pustule, pimple
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "npT" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 207b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 344a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 930a