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Classical Syriac[edit]

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From the root ܡ-ܠ-ܠ ‎(m-l-l) related to speaking. Compare Hebrew מֶלֶל ‎(mélel).



ܡܡܠܠܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. speech, diction
  2. talk, discourse, dissertation, treatise, homily
  3. (grammar) sentence; pronunciation
  4. tongue, language, dialect
  5. voice
  6. eloquence, style



  • mmll”, 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. 183b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 279b
  • 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. 777a