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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): [ˈjal.dɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈjal.de] (plural)


ܝܠܕܐ (yaldām (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