ܐܠܦܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Akkadian 𒈣 (elippu [MA2]).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛl(lə)fɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔɛl(lə)fe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܐܠܦܐ f (plural ܐܠܦܐ)

  1. ship, boat, galley
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Proper noun[edit]

ܐܠܦܐ f

  1. (astronomy) Argo Navis
  2. (astronomy) setting of Pleiades

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), from Phoenician 𐤀𐤋𐤐 (ʾlp).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔalpɑ(ʔ)], [ʔalfɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܐܠܦܐ f (uncountable)

  1. alpha (Greek letter Α)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Arabic أَلْف (ʾalf) and Hebrew אֶלֶף (ʾéleᵽ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔalpɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔal(ə)fe(ʔ)], [ʔal(ə)fajjɑ(ʔ)], [ʔal(ə)fɑje(ʔ)] (plural)

Cardinal numeral[edit]

ܐܠܦܐ m (plural ܐܠܦܝܐ ,ܐܠܦܐ)

  1. thousand
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • ")lp" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 10b-11a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 18a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 50b-51a