ܢܦܛܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Akkadian [script needed] ‎(napṭu). Compare Old Persian 𐎴𐎳𐎫 ‎(naft), Ancient Greek νάφθα ‎(náphtha), English naptha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɛftˁɑ(ʔ)], [naftˁɑ(ʔ)], [nɑftˁɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܛܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. naphtha, petroleum
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic نَفَاطَة ‎(nafāṭa), itself related to above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nappɑtˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [nappɑtˁe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܢܦܛܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܢܦܛܐ)

  1. torch
  2. blister, pustule, pimple
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • npT”, 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. 207b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 344a
  • 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. 930a