ܦܥܠܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܥ-ܠ (IPA(key): /p-ʕ-l/) related to working.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [p(ə)ʕɑlɑ(ʔ)]

Noun[edit]

ܦܥܠܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. work, labor/labour
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܦ-ܥ-ܠ (IPA(key): /p-ʕ-l/) related to working. Compare Arabic فَاعِل ‎(fāʿil) and Hebrew פּוֹעֵל ‎(pôʿēl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pɑʕlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pɑʕle(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܦܥܠܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܦܥܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܦܥܠܬܐ)

  1. worker, labourer/laborer
  2. helper, assistant
  3. performer
  4. author
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • "p(l" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 282b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 453b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1216b