ܡܟܬܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ܟ-ܬ-ܒ ‎(k-t-b) related to writing. Compare Arabic مَكْتَب ‎(maktab) and Hebrew מִכְתָּב ‎(miḵtāḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maxt(ə)vɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maxt(ə)ve(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܟܬܒܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܡܟܬܒܐ)

  1. writing; written narrative
  2. school
  3. stylus
  4. awl, borer, punch, gimlet

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References[edit]

  • mktb”, 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. 165a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 273a
  • 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. 762a-b