ܩܦܣܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάψος (kápsos) or Latin capsa. Compare Arabic قَفَص (qafaṣ).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qafsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qafse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܦܣܐ m (plural ܩܦܣܐ)

  1. basket
  2. cage, birdcage
  3. enclosure, pen
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܦ-ܣ (IPA(key): /q-p-s/) related to contracting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [q(ə)fɑsɑ(ʔ)], [qɛfsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [q(ə)fɑse(ʔ)], [qɛfse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܦܣܐ m (plural ܩܦܣܐ)

  1. (medicine) contraction, convulsion, spasm
  2. store, storehouse, granary
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܩ-ܦ-ܣ (IPA(key): /q-p-s/) related to contracting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qɑfsɑ(ʔ)], [qɛfsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɑfse(ʔ)], [qɛfse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܦܣܐ m (plural ܩܦܣܐ)

  1. (anatomy) ham, hock; haunch
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "qps" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 326b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 514b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1395a