ܦܝܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Mediated via Egyptian p-āb(u) from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *eḷu (elephant). The term has spread across the ancient Middle East, compare Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru, AM.SI), Arabic فِيل (fīl), Hebrew פִּיל (pîl), Old Armenian փիղ (pʿił), Sanskrit पीलु (pīlu), Persian پیل (pīl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pilɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pile(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܝܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܦܝܠܬܐ)

  1. elephant
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܘ-ܠ (IPA(key): /p-w-l/) related to sprinkling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)jɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [p(ə)jɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܝܠܐ)

  1. anything sprinkled or mixed (e.g. with oil as a cake or dough)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek φιάλη (phiálē).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fijɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [fijɑle(ʔ)], [fijɑlajje(ʔ(], [fijɑlas] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܦܝܠܐܣ or ܦܝܠܝܐ or ܦܝܠܐ)

  1. broad shallow dish, paten, patera, cup, bowl, saucer

References[edit]

  • "pyl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 274a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 443b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1186a-b