ܦܝܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Mediated via Egyptian p-āb(u) from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *eḷu ‎(elephant). The term has spread across the ancient Middle East, compare Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 ‎(pīru, AM.SI), Arabic فِيل ‎(fīl), Hebrew פִּיל ‎(pîl), Old Armenian փիղ ‎(pʿił), Sanskrit पीलु ‎(pīlu), Persian پیل ‎(pīl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pilɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pile(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܦܝܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܦܝܠܬܐ)

  1. elephant
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܘ-ܠ ‎(p-w-l) related to sprinkling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)jɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [p(ə)jɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܦܝܠܐ)

  1. anything sprinkled or mixed (e.g. with oil as a cake or dough)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek φιάλη ‎(phiálē).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fijɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [fijɑle(ʔ)], [fijɑlajje(ʔ(], [fijɑlas] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܝܠܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܦܝܠܐܣ or ܦܝܠܝܐ or ܦܝܠܐ)

  1. broad shallow dish, paten, patera, cup, bowl, saucer

References[edit]

  • pyl”, 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. 274a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 443b
  • 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. 1186a-b