ܫܒܠܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܠ (IPA(key): /ʃ-b-l/) related to leading.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑltɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑlɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܒܠܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܫܒܠܐ)

  1. director, conductor, leader (especially spiritual leader)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic سُنْبُلَة (sunbula(t)) and Hebrew שִׁבֹּלֶת (šibbōleṯ). See also English shibboleth.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɛbbaltɑ(ʔ)], [ʃɛbbɛltɑ(ʔ)], ʃɛvl(ə)θɑ(ʔ)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܒܠܐ)

  1. blade, spike, ear (of grain)
  2. (botany) spikenard, nard
  3. flow, surge (of a river)
  4. riverbed
Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. (astrology) Virgo (zodiac sign)

References[edit]

  • "$blh" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 357b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 556b-557a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1504a