ܦܘܡܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ܦܘܡܐ m (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

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "pwm"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 271a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 437b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1165a-b