ܟܠܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kalb-. The sense of "dog day" is a calque of Ancient Greek κύων ‎(kúōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kalbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kalbe(ʔ)] (plural)

Adjective[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܠܒܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. wild, mad
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(kalbām ‎(plural ܟܠܒܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. dog, hound
  2. (figuratively, offensive) dog, sod, bastard, asshole, etc.
  3. dog day
  4. name of a wind
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • → Old Armenian: կուղբ ‎(kułb, beaver)

Proper noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) Dog Star, Sirius, Canicula
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to above. Compare Arabic كَلَب ‎(kalab).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. rage, madness
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Modified from above. Compare Arabic كَلَّاب ‎(kallāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kallɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kallɑve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܠܒܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܟܠܒܬܐ)

  1. dog keeper, dog trainer; one who hunts with dogs
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. absolute singular of ܟܠܒܬܐ

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܟܠܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܠܒܐ)

  1. Alternative spelling of ܟܘܠܒܐ
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • klb”, 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, page 156a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 215b
  • 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, page 622ab