ܡܕܒܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܒ-ܪ ‎(d-b-r). Compare Akkadian [script needed] ‎(madbaru) and Hebrew מִדְבָּר ‎(miḏbār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maðb(ə)rɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maðb(ə)re(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܕܒܪܐ ‎(maḏbrām ‎(plural ܡܕܒܪܐ)

  1. desert, wilderness
  2. steppe
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܕ-ܒ-ܪ ‎(d-b-r) related to leading. Compare Hebrew מְדַבֵּר ‎(məḏabbēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðavrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðavre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܕܒܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܡܕܒܪܐ)

  1. leader, guide
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • mdbr”, 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. 58a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 251b
  • 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. 712a