ܣܦܪܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic سِفْر ‎(sifr) and Hebrew סֵפֶר ‎(sḗᵽer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɛfrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sɛfre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܦܪܐ ‎(spārā’m ‎(plural ܣܦܪܐ)

  1. writings
  2. document, scroll
  3. book
  4. literature
  5. letters, characters
  6. speech, language
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܣ-ܦ-ܪ ‎(s-p-r) related to narrating, derived from above. Compare Arabic سَافِر ‎(sāfir) and Hebrew סוֹפֵר ‎(sôᵽēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɑfrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sɑfre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܦܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܣܦܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܣܦܪܬܐ)

  1. scribe, writer
  2. clerk
  3. lawyer, notary
  4. master, schoolmaster, teacher, doctor
  5. one learned in sacred scriptures
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܣ-ܦ-ܪ ‎(s-p-r) related to shearing. Compare Hebrew סַפָּר ‎(sappār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sappɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sappɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܦܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܣܦܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܣܦܪܬܐ)

  1. shearer, barber
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Cognate with ܣܦܬܐ ‎(seᵽ(ə)ṯā(ʾ), lip; shore). Compare Hebrew סְפָר ‎(səᵽār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [s(ə)fɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [s(ə)fɑre(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܣܦܪܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܣܦܪܐ)

  1. shore, coast
  2. riverbank
  3. border
  4. edge, margin
  5. corner
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • spr”, 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, pp. 234b-235a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 387a-b
  • 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. 1035a-b