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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek δελφίς (delphís), from δελφύς (delphús, womb).


  • IPA(key): [dɛlpinɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [dɛlpine(ʔ)], [dɛlpinas] (plural)


ܕܠܦܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܕܗܠܦܝܢܗܣor ܕܠܦܝܢܣor ܕܠܦܝܢܐ)

  1. dolphin (mammal)
  2. (nautical) kind of weapon used to sink ships

Proper noun[edit]

ܕܠܦܝܢܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) Delphinus


  • dlpyn”, 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. 65b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 86b
  • Payne Smith, Robert (1879–1901) Thesaurus Syriacus (in Latin), Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 826
  • 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. 306a