ܥܒܕܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܥܒܕܐ (ʿaḇdā(ʾ), slave), from the root ܥ-ܒ-ܕ (IPA(key): /ʕ-b-d/) related to working, from Proto-Semitic *ʿabd- + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯā(ʾ)). Compare Hebrew עַבְדוּת (ʿaḇəḏûṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܥܒܕܘܬܐ f (uncountable)

  1. service, servitude, slavery, bondage
  2. cult

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References[edit]

  • "(bdw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 241b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 397b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1061a