ܓܘܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܓ-ܒ-ܒ ‎(ɡ-b-b). Compare Arabic جُبّ ‎(ǧubb), Hebrew גֹּב ‎(goḇ) and גֵּב ‎(gēḇ), Aramaic גב ‎(gōb, pit, moat), Akkadian [script needed] ‎(gubbu, reservoir, cistern).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡubbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡubbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܘܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܘܒܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܓܘܒܬܐ)

  1. large hole or cavity in the ground either natural or artificial; den, pit, ditch, trench
  2. such a hole used for storing liquids; cistern, reservoir, well
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly related to Persian گنبد ‎(gunbad, dome).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡuvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡuve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܘܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܘܒܐ)

  1. beam, joist, plank, board
  2. rafter
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References[edit]

  • gwb”, 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. 44a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 62b
  • 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. 210b