ܪܓܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic رِجْل (riǧl) and Hebrew רֶגֶל (réḡel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛɣlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɛɣle(ʔ)], [rɛɣlɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܓܠܐ f (plural ܪܓܠܬܐ ,ܪܓܠܐ)

  1. (anatomy) leg, foot
  2. (animal anatomy) hoof
  3. foot (unit of measure)
  4. (figuratively) foot, base, bottom, pier
  5. (botany, in the plural) astragalus, milk-vetch
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The plural ܪܓܠܬܐ (reḡlāṯāʾ) is used for figurative senses while the plural ܪܓܠܐ (reḡlēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [raɡɡɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [raɡɡɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܓܠܐ m (plural ܪܓܠܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܪܓܠܬܐ)

  1. (military) foot soldier
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Modifed from above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [r(ə)ɣɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)ɣɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܓܠܐ m (plural ܪܓܠܐ)

  1. footstool
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rgl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 337b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 528b-529a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1434a-b