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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܥ-ܠ-ܠ (ʿ-l-l) related to entering.


  • IPA(key): [maʕ(lə)ltɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maʕ(lə)lɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)


ܡܥܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܡܥܠܬܐ)

  1. entering, entrance, entryway
  2. beginning, introduction, preface
  3. induction, inauguration
  4. (ecclesiastical) dedication of a church
  5. festival day
  6. funeral procession
  7. crop, produce
  8. (accounting) revenue, income
  9. inroad, incursion, invasion
  10. deglutition, swallowing




  • m(lh”, 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. 252b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 289a
  • 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. 802a