תורא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *θawr- (bull, ox).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tawrɑ/, /tɔːrɑ/

Noun[edit]

תּוֹרָא or תַּוְורָא (tōrā or tawrām (plural תּוֹרֵא (tōrē) or תַּוְורֵא(tawrē), singular feminine counterpart תּוֹרְתָּא‎)

  1. steer, bull, ox

Proper noun[edit]

תּוֹרָא (tōrā)

  1. (astrology) Taurus

Etymology 2[edit]

Occupational noun from תַּוְורָא(tawrā, ox).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

תַּוָּרָא (tawwārām (plural תַּוָּרֵי(tawwārē))

  1. ox-driver
  2. cattle dealer

Etymology 3[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

תּוֹרָא (tōrām (plural תּוֹרֵא (tōrē))

  1. cord, band
  2. row, line
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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