ܠܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *libb-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [lɛbbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [lɛbbe(ʔ)], [lɛbbawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܠܒܐ ‎(libā’m ‎(plural ܠܒܘܬܐ or ܠܒܐ)

  1. (anatomy) heart
  2. (anatomy, figuratively) stomach, innards, viscera
  3. (anatomy, euphemistic) penis
  4. center/centre, middle, core
  5. (figuratively) mind, soul
  6. (botany) pith
  7. cake, pie

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • lb”, 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. 167a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 233b
  • 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. 666a-b