ܒܣܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Aramaic 𐡓𐡎𐡁(bəsar). Compare Akkadian [script needed](bišru), Arabic بَشَر(bašar), Hebrew בָּשָׂר(bāśār), and Ugaritic 𐎁𐎒𐎗(bsr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɛsrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɛsre(ʔ)], [bɛsrɑne(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܪܐ ‎(besrām ‎(plural ܒܣܪܢܐ or ܒܣܪܐ)

  1. flesh, meat
  2. pulp (of fruit)
  3. (in the plural) unripe fruit (especially sour grapes)
  4. relation, relative
  5. (euphemistic, anatomy) penis
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܒܣܪܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. humility, baseness
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • bsr”, 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. 33a-b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 49b
  • 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. 167a