ܟܬܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܬ-ܒ (IPA(key): /k-t-b/) related to writing. Compare Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb) and Hebrew כְּתָב (kəṯāḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)θɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)θɑve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܟܬܒܐ m (plural ܟܬܒܐ)

  1. book
  2. writing, scripture, script
  3. handwriting
  4. inscription, superscription, title
  5. tattoo
  6. record, agreement, contract, decree, bill, bond

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References[edit]

  • "ktb"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 165a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 230b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, pp. 660b-661a