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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܒ-ܩ (b-q) related to being worm-eaten or rotten. Compare Akkadian [script needed] (baqqu) and Arabic بَقّ (baqq, bug).


  • IPA(key): [bɑqɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [bɑqe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܒܩܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܒܩܐ)

  1. gnat, mosquito



  • bq”, 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. 36a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 52b
  • 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. 176b