بصل

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See also: تصلand تضل

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Hebrew בָּצָל(bātsā́l), Phoenician 𐤁𐤑𐤋(bṣl), Aramaic בּוּצְלָא(būṣlā), Classical Syriac ܒܶܨܠܳܐ(beṣlā), Old South Arabian 𐩨𐩮𐩡‎, Mehri béṣál‎, Shehri béṣál, Soqotri biṣle. With a sound change it is also found in Akkadian 𒁉𒄑𒊒 (/bisru, bišru; biṣru/, leek, a plant or bulb covered in a skin), a variation influenced or conflated with Akkadian 𒄷𒄭 (/biṣru/, container, pouch, wrapping), related also to Akkadian 𒁍𒊻𒋢𒊒 (/buṣṣuru, bussuru/, to tear apart, to peal) specifically attested about garlic (a type of onion) and Akkadian 𒁉𒄑𒍮𒊒 (/biṣṣūru/, vulva, labia, folds of skin).

Noun[edit]

بَصَل (baṣalm (collective, singulative بَصَلَة(baṣala))

  1. onion(s)
  2. bulb(s)

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References[edit]

  • بصل”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), volume 2, B, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1965, page 134
  • بصل”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), volume 2, B, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1965, page 268
  • Dillmann, August (1865) Lexicon linguae aethiopicae cum indice latino (in Latin), Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, column 545
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “بصل”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 212–213
  • Leslau, Wolf (1991) Comparative Dictionary of Geʿez (Classical Ethiopic), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 111
  • Leslau, Wolf (1938) Lexique Soqotri (sudarabique moderne) avec comparaisons et explications étymologiques (in French), Wiesbaden: Libraire C. Klincksieck, page 93
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “بصل”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen, page 127
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “بصل”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 76