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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Hebrew עַכְבָּר (ʿaḵbār).


  • IPA(key): [ʕuqb(ə)rɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʕuqb(ə)re(ʔ)], [ʕuqavre(ʔ)], [ʕuqɛvre(ʔ)] (plural)


ܥܘܩܒܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܥܘܩܒܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܥܘܩܒܪܬܐ)

  1. mouse, field mouse, rat, jerboa
  2. maggot
  3. kind of sore

Usage notes[edit]

While the word is normally considered masculine, it may occasionally be feminine when specifically referring to a female.



  • (wqbr”, 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. 248b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 407a
  • 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. 1085a