ܩܠܝܕܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κλεῖδα (kleîda), accusative singular form of κλείς (kleís), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂us (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors). Compare Arabic إِقْلِيد (ʾiqlīd), Hebrew קְלִיד (qəlîḏ), Persian کلید (kelid), and Turkish kilit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [q(ə)liðɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [q(ə)liðe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܠܝܕܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܩܠܝܕܐ)

  1. key
  2. clasp, buckle

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "qlyd" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 320b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 506b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1370a-b