ܪܒܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ܪܒܐ (rabbāʾ, great), from the root ܪ-ܒ-ܒ (IPA(key): /r-b-b/) related to greatness + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rabbuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rab(bə)wɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܒܘܬܐ (rabbūṯāʾ) f (plural ܪܒܘܬܐ)

  1. greatness, grandeur, magnificence, majesty
  2. power
  3. importance
  4. esteem, dignity, honour
  5. generosity
  6. size, magnitude
  7. increase, augmentation
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic رِبْوَة (ribwa(t)), Hebrew רְבָבָה (rəḇāḇâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛbbuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɛb(bə)wɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Cardinal numeral[edit]

ܪܒܘܬܐ (rebbūṯāʾ) f (plural ܪܒܘܬܐ)

  1. myriad, ten thousand
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rbw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 334b, 335a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 526a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1426b