ܪܦܫܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic رَفْش (rafš).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rafʃɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rafʃe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܦܫܐ (rap̄šāʾm (plural ܪܦܫܐ)

  1. winnowing fan, winnowing basket
  2. shovel, spade
  3. (anatomy) humerus, scapula, shoulder blade; shoulder

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is masculine, despite the tendency in Semitic languages for body parts that come in pairs to be feminine.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rp$" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 352a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 548a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1486a