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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܠ-ܐ-ܟ (l-ʾ-k) related to sending a messenger, from Proto-Semitic *malʾak-. Compare Arabic مَلْأَك (malʾak) and Hebrew מַלְאָךְ (malʾāḵ).


  • IPA(key): [malʔăxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [malʔăxe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܠܐܟܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܠܐܟܐ)

  1. messenger
  2. angel


Derived terms[edit]


  • ml)k”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-11-08
  • 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. 275a
  • 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. 764a