ܩܪܩܣܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From early Middle Persian *klkʾs' (karkās). Compare New Persian کرکس، کرگس (karkas, kargas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qarqɑsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qarqɑse(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܩܪܩܣܐ m (plural ܩܪܩܣܐ)

  1. great vulture
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόραξ (kóraks).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qarqɑsɑ(ʔ)], [q(ə)rɑqsɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qarqɑse(ʔ)], [q(ə)rɑqse(ʔ)] (plural)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܩܪܩܣܐ m (plural ܩܪܩܣܐ)

  1. raven, crow
  2. jay, magpie
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [qarqɑse(ʔ)], [q(ə)rɑqse(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܩܪܩܣܐ m (plural only; not used in singular form)Category:Classical Syriac nounsCategory:Classical Syriac pluralia tantum

  1. chess pieces; draughts, checkers
  2. (dialectal) driftwood
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "qrqs" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 332a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 521b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1416b