ܥܠܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܥ-ܠ-ܠ (IPA(key): /ʕ-l-l/). The sense of "disease" is a calque of Arabic عِلَّة (ʿilla(t)). Compare also Hebrew עִלָּה (ʿillâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʕɛll(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʕɛl(lə)le(ʔ)], [ʕɛl(lə)lɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܥܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܥܠܠܬܐ or ܥܠܬܐ or ܥܠܠܐ)

  1. cause, reason, motive, pretext, pretense
  2. occasion, opportunity
  3. necessity
  4. means
  5. sin, crime, fault
  6. proof, evidence, accusation, argument, complaint
  7. subject, topic (e.g. of a book)
  8. introduction, heading
  9. thing, object, article, affair
  10. (in the plural) receptacles
  11. (grammar) root (noun of a derived adjective)
  12. (pathology) sickness, illness, disease
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܥ-ܠ-ܐ (IPA(key): /ʕ-l-ʔ/) related to raising up. Compare Hebrew עוֹלָה (ʿôlâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʕ(ə)lɑθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܥܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܥܠܘܬܐ)

  1. offering, sacrifice, holocaust, oblation
  2. high place, altar
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(lh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 252a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 416a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1106b-1107a