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Classical Syriac[edit]

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From the root ܐ-ܒ-ܕ (ʾ-b-d) related to perishing, or possibly from Hebrew אֲבַדּוֹן (ʾăḇaddôn).


  • IPA(key): [ʔavdɑnɑ(ʔ)], [ʔabdɑnɑ(ʔ)]


ܐܒܕܢܐ (ˀaḇdānā) m (uncountable)

  1. ruin, destruction, annihilation
  2. perdition
  3. loss
  4. end



  • )bdn”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
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