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Classical Syriac[edit]


Compare Arabic عَقْرَب(ʿaqrab) and Hebrew עַקְרָב(ʿaqrāḇ).


  • IPA(key): [ʕɛqqarbɑ(ʔ)], [ʕ(ə)qarbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʕɛqqarbe(ʔ)], [ʕ(ə)qarbe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܥܩܪܒܐ (‘eqarbāf (plural ܥܩܪܒܐ)

  1. scorpion
  2. war machine


Proper noun[edit]

ܥܩܪܒܐ (‘eqarbāf

  1. (astrology, astronomy) Scorpio (constellation and zodiac sign)


  • ˁqrb”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 262b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 426a
  • 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. 1133a