ܫܒܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܪ (IPA(key): /ʃ-b-r/) related to being childish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃavrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃavre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܫܒܪܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܫܒܪܬܐ)

  1. toddler, child, infant (under five years old)
  2. candlewick
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Akkadian 𒌑𒈛𒈥𒌅 (šibburratu [U2.LUḪ.MAR.TU]).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܪܐ (transliteration needed) m (plural ܫܒܪܐ)

  1. (botany) harmal, Syrian rue
  2. (by extension) wick made from harmal
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References[edit]

  • "$br" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 358b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 557b, 568a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 1505b-1506a