ܥܒܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܥ-ܒ-ܐ(ʿ-b-ʾ) related to swelling or thickening; compare Hebrew עָבָה(ʿāḇâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ܥܒܐ (ʿəḇā)

  1. to swell
  2. to thicken

Etymology 2[edit]

Either from the root ܥ-ܒ-ܐ(ʿ-b-ʾ) related to swelling or thickening or from the root ܥ-ܘ-ܒ(ʿ-w-b) related to darkening; compare Arabic غَابَة(ḡāba).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʕɑ.vɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʕɑ.ve] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܥܒܐ (ʿāḇām (plural ܥܒܐ)

  1. forest, woods, jungle
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ṣ́abb-; compare Arabic ضَبّ(ḍabb, spiny-tailed lizard), Hebrew צַב(ṣaḇ, turtle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʕab.bɑ], [ˈʕɑ.vɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈʕab.be], [ˈʕɑ.ve] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܥܒܐ (ʿabbā, ʿāḇām (plural ܥܒܐ)

  1. spiny-tailed lizard
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • ˁb”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-03
  • ˁb2”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-06-03
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 246b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 395b
  • 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, page 1054b