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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Proto-Semitic *malk-. Compare Arabic مَلِكَة(malika(t)) and Hebrew מַלְכָּה(malkâ).


  • IPA(key): [malk(ə)θɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [malkɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܠܟܬܐ (malktāʻf (plural ܡܠܟܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܡܠܟܐ‎)

  1. any ruler; queen, empress, princess, toparch
  2. governor of a province


Derived terms[edit]


  • mlkh”, 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. 186a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 278a
  • 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. 773a