ܓܡܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *gamal-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡamlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡamle(ʔ)], [ɡamlɑne(ʔ)], [ɡamlawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܡܠܐ (gamlāc (plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ or ܓܡܠܢܐ or ܓܡܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܓܡܠܬܐ)

  1. camel, dromedary
  2. kind of measure
  3. large ant
  4. (architecture) beam, rafter
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ (gamlawwāṯāʾ) is used for the sense of "beam", the plural ܓܡܠܢܐ (gamlānēʾ) is used for the sense of "large ant", and the plural ܓܡܠܐ (gamlēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic جَمَّال (ǧammāl) and Hebrew גַּמָּל (gammāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܓܡܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܓܡܠܐ)

  1. cameleer
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • gml”, 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. 49b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 72a
  • 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. 241a

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