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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾabn-.

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): [ʔavnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔavne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܐܒܢܐ ('abnāc (plural ܐܒܢܐ)

  1. rock, stone (substance or piece)
  2. gem
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Etymology 2[edit]


  • IPA(key): [ʔɛbbɑne(ʔ)], [ʔabbɑne(ʔ)]


ܐܒܢܐ ('ăḇen)

  1. emphatic plural of ܐܒܐ


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