ܒܘܟܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܒ-ܟ-ܪ (b-k-r) related to being first. Compare Arabic بِكْر (bikr) and Hebrew בְּכוֹר (bəḵôr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [buxrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [buxre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܘܟܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܘܟܪܐ)

  1. firstborn (human or animal)
  2. (figuratively, Christianity) host, Eucharist

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • bkwr”, 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. 30a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 38a
  • 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. 126a