ܟܘܟܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kabkab-. The sense of "collyrium" is a calque of Ancient Greek ἀστήρ ‎(astḗr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kawk(ə)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kawk(ə)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܘܟܒܐ ‎(kawkbā’m ‎(plural ܟܘܟܒܐ)

  1. (astronomy) celestial body (especially star)
  2. kind of collyrium

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References[edit]

  • kwkb”, 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. 152b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 208a
  • 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. 606a