ܕܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *dubb- (bear), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *dab- (big animal). Compare Arabic دُبّ (dubb), Hebrew דֹּב (dōḇ), Maltese debb, and Swahili dubu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dɛbbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dɛbbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܕܒܐ c (plural ܕܒܐ)

  1. bear

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "db" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 57a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 81b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 268b