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Classical Syriac[edit]


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


  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðab(bə)rɑnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [m(ə)ðab(bə)rɑne(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܕܒܪܢܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܕܒܪܢܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܡܕܒܪܢܝܬܐ)

  1. leader
  2. ruler, governor, prefect, administrator, officer
  3. judge
  4. manager, caretaker


Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܡܕܒܪܢܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (astronomy) name of a star, possibly Aldebaran


  • mdbrn”, 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. 58b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 252a
  • 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-b