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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܟ-ܦ-ܪ(k-p-r) related to denying.


  • IPA(key): [kɑfortɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɑforɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܟܦܘܪܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܟܦܘܪܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܟܦܘܪܐ‎)

  1. pagan, heathen
  2. unbeliever, infidel
  3. negator, denier, apostate



  • kpwr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 160b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 222a-b
  • 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. 642a