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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܘ-ܠ-ܕ ‎(w-l-d), related to bearing children, from Proto-Semitic *walad-; compare Arabic وَلَد ‎(walad), Hebrew יֶלֶד ‎(yéleḏ).


  • IPA(key): [jaldɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [jalde(ʔ)] (plural)


ܝܠܕܐ ‎(yaldāʾm ‎(plural ܝܠܕܐ)

  1. birth, childbirth, delivery, nativity
  2. birthday
  3. (astrology) horoscope
  4. offspring, brood
  5. (in the plural) children, descendants
  6. descent, generation
  7. inhabitant, resident
  8. produce, fruit




  • yld”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-05-08
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, pp. 140b-141a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 192a
  • 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. 573a-b