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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Arabic حَجَل (ḥaǧal) and Hebrew חָגְלָה (ḥoḡlâ).


  • IPA(key): [ħaɣlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħaɣle(ʔ)] (plural)


ܚܓܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܚܓܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܓܠܬܐ)

  1. partridge

Usage notes[edit]

While the word is normally considered masculine, it may occasionally be feminine when specifically referring to a female.



  • xgl”, 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. 96a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 126a
  • 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, pp. 412b-413a