ܒܬܘܠܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ܒܬܘܠܐ (b(ə)ṯūlā(ʾ), virgin) + the abstract noun ending ܘܬܐ- (-ūṯā(ʾ)). Compare Arabic بَتُولِيَّة (batūliyya(t)) and Hebrew בְּתוּלִים (bəṯûlîm).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [b(ə)θuluθɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܒܬܘܠܘܬܐ (transliteration needed) f (uncountable)

  1. virginity, celibacy, chastity

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "btwlw" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 38b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 57a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 195b