מלאכא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Classical Syriac ܡܠܐܟܐ, Arabic مَلْأَك ‎(malʾak) and Hebrew מַלְאָךְ ‎(malʾāḵ).

Noun[edit]

מַלְאֲכָא ‎(malʾăḵām ‎(plural מַלְאָכַיָּא)

  1. angel
    • Daniel 3:28, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      עָנֵה נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר וְאָמַר בְּרִיךְ אֱלָהֲהוֹן דִּי־שַׁדְרַךְ מֵישַׁךְ וַעֲבֵד נְגוֹ דִּי־שְׁלַח מַלְאֲכֵהּ וְשֵׁיזִב לְעַבְדוֹהִי דִּי הִתְרְחִצוּ עֲלוֹהִי
      ʿānē nəḇūḵaḏneṣṣar wəʾāmar bərīḵ ʾĕlāhăhōn dī-šaḏraḵ mēšaḵ waʿăḇēḏ nəḡō dī-šəlaḥ malʾăḵēh wəšēziḇ ləʿaḇḏṓhī dī hiṯrəḥíṣū ʿălṓhī
      Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said: ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent His angel, and delivered His servants that trusted in Him; []
  2. messenger

Inflection[edit]