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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kalb-.


  • IPA(key): [kalb(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kalbɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܟܠܒܬܐ (transliteration needed)

  1. feminine emphatic singular of ܟܠܒܐ
  2. feminine emphatic plural of ܟܠܒܐ


ܟܠܒܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܠܒܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܟܠܒܐ)

  1. dog, hound, bitch
  2. (figuratively) pincers, tongs, tweezers, nippers, fork
  3. (animal anatomy) arm, claw
  4. plate, thin piece of metal
  5. stitch
  6. crack

Etymology 2[edit]


  • IPA(key): [kallɑvtɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kallɑvɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܟܠܒܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܠܒܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܟܠܒܐ)

  1. dog keeper, dog trainer; one who hunts with dogs


  • klbh”, 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
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 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, pp. 622b, 623a