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Classical Syriac[edit]


From Proto-Semitic *pay-. Compare Akkadian 𒅗 ‎(pû [KA]), Amharic አፍ ‎(ʾäf), Arabic فَم ‎(fam), Hebrew פֶּה ‎(), and Ugaritic 𐎔 ‎(p).


  • IPA(key): [pumɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pume(ʔ)] (plural)


ܦܘܡܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܦܘܡܐ)

  1. (anatomy) mouth
  2. (animal anatomy) beak
  3. mouthful
  4. entrance, opening, orifice
  5. command, order, decree
  6. surface, peel
  7. riverbank
  8. blade, edge of a sword



  • pwm”, 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. 271a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 437b
  • 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. 1165a-b