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Classical Syriac[edit]


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


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


ܒܘܟܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܒܘܟܪܐ)

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



  • 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