ܦܠܓܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܠ-ܓ (IPA(key): /p-l-ɡ/) related to dividing. Compare Arabic فَلْج (falǧ) and Hebrew פֶּלֶג (péleḡ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pɛlɡɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pɛlɡe(ʔ)], [pɛl(lə)ɣe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܠܓܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܠܓܐ)

  1. (fractional) half (½)
  2. midst, middle, center/centre
  3. (anatomy) middle of body; waist, loins, lower belly
  4. part, portion
  5. sect, school of thought
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܠ-ܓ (IPA(key): /p-l-ɡ/) related to dividing. Compare Hebrew פִּלּוּג (pillûḡ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)lɑɣɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [p(ə)lɑɣe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܠܓܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܠܓܐ)

  1. division, dividing, parting
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Akkadian 𒁆 (balaggu, balangu [BALAG]).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)laɡɡɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [p(ə)laɡɡe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܠܓܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܠܓܐ)

  1. (music) drum, tambourine
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Ancient Greek φάλαγξ (phálanks).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)laɡɡɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [p(ə)laɡɡe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܠܓܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܠܓܐ)

  1. (military) phalanx, troop, battalion
  2. escort
  3. shah's retinue
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Compare Arabic فَالِج (fāliǧ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pɑlɡɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pɑlɡe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܠܓܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܠܓܐ)

  1. (medicine) apoplexy
  2. (medicine) hemiplegia
  3. Bactrian camel
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "plg" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 276a-b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 446b-447a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1194a-b