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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܦ-ܬ-ܐ(p-t-ʾ) related to enlarging or increasing.


  • IPA(key): [ʔapp(ə)θɑ(ʔ)], [ʔaftɑ(ʔ)]


ܐܦܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. space, place
  2. occasion, opportunity
  3. leisure
  4. delay
  5. cause


  • ˀptˀ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 26b
  • 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. 90a-b