ܡܬܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܡ-ܬ-ܠ (IPA(key): /m-t-l/) related to comparing. Compare Arabic مَثَل (maṯal) and Hebrew מָשָׁל (māšāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [maθlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [maθle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܬܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܬܠܐ)

  1. comparison
  2. parable, proverb
  3. tale, fable
  4. myth
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܬ-ܠ-ܐ (IPA(key): /t-l-ʔ/) related to hanging. Compare Hebrew מִתְלֶה (miṯlê).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ܡܬܠܐ (transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. hanging
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܢ-ܬ-ܠ (IPA(key): /n-t-l/) related to giving. Compare Hebrew מַתָּן (mattān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mattɑlɑ(ʔ)], [mat(tə)lɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [mattɑle(ʔ)], [mat(tə)le(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܡܬܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܡܬܠܐ)

  1. giving
  2. gift
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "mtl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, pp. 194a, 215b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 317b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 869a-b

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