תּוֹרָא • (tōrā)
Occupational noun from תַּוְורָא (tawrā, “ox”).
From Akkadian 𒄙 (/turru, ṭurru/, “yarn, twine, wire, string; a twist of fibers”), possibly a loan from or influenced by Sumerian 𒄙 (dur, “strip”) or rather related to the native verb Proto-Semitic *tawar- (“to go about, to circle, to turn about, to encompass, to come around again; to plait, to braid”). Cognate to Hebrew תּוֹר (tōr, “line”), and Persian تار (târ, “cord, string”) is possibly related by phono-semantic matching.
תּוֹרָא • (tōrā) m (plural תּוֹרֵא (tōrē))
- → Arabic: تُرّ (turr)
- “twr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
- “twr4”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
- Sokoloff, Michael (2002) A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic periods, Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University, page 1199