ܩܦܝܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic قَفَا (qafā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qɑfjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɑfje(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܦܝܐ m (plural ܩܦܝܐ)

  1. (anatomy) nape, cervical vertebrae
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܦ-ܐ (IPA(key): /q-p-ʔ/) related to heaping up.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [q(ə)fɑjɑ(ʔ)], [qɛfjɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [q(ə)fɑje(ʔ)], [qɛfje(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܦܝܐ m (plural ܩܦܝܐ)

  1. heap, mass, flotsam
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "qpy" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 325a, b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 513b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1391a