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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *bint-.



ܒܪܬܐ (barṯāf (plural ܒܢܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܒܪܐ)

  1. daughter, girl
  2. young, egg
  3. (in the plural, used in compounds) grains, seeds, berries
  4. (figuratively, in the plural) suburbs, village, small towns
Usage notes[edit]

This word does not occur in the absolute singular state.


Etymology 2[edit]


ܒܪܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܒܪܬܐ)

  1. Alternative spelling of ܒܝܪܬܐ


  • brh”, 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. 37a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 53a, 56b
  • 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. 192b