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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܐ-ܟ-ܠ ‎(ʾ-k-l) related to eating. Compare Arabic أُكُل ‎(ʾukul) and Hebrew אֹכֶל ‎(ʾṓḵel).



ܐܘܟܠܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. food
  2. gorging


  • )wkl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 9a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 5b
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, p. 15a