ܫܒܛܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܛ (IPA(key): /ʃ-b-tˁ/) related to beating out or hammering. Compare Arabic سِبْط (sibṭ) and Hebrew שֵׁבֶט (šḗḇeṭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃavtˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃavtˁe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܛܐ m (plural ܫܒܛܐ)

  1. rod, staff, sceptre
  2. spear, lance
  3. stick, branch
  4. stroke, strike, blow, hit, whipping
  5. punishment
  6. rod (unit of measure); measuring rod, standard
  7. (in the plural) fasces
  8. stripe, streak, flash
  9. (astronomy) meteor
  10. (figuratively) scourge, plague
  11. tribe, clan, race (especially Jews)
  12. arum
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܛ (IPA(key): /ʃ-b-tˁ/) related to beating out or hammering.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃ(ə)vɑtˁɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܛܐ m (uncountable)

  1. straight hair
  2. smooth cloth
  3. salt pork
Inflection[edit]
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References[edit]

  • "$bT"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 357a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 556a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1501b