ܨܒܥܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic إِصْبَع ‎(ʾiṣbaʿ) and Hebrew אֶצְבַּע ‎(ʾeṣbaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sˁɛvʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sˁɛvʕe(ʔ)], [sˁɛvʕɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܨܒܥܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܨܒܥܬܐ or ܨܒܥܐ)

  1. (anatomy) finger, toe, digit
  2. finger (unit of measure equal to six barleycorns)
Inflection[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Usually, the plural ܨܒܥܐ ‎(ṣeḇʿēʾ) is a paucal plural (from two to ten) while the plural ܨܒܥܬܐ ‎(ṣeḇʿāṯāʾ) is a multiple plural (eleven or more).

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ܨ-ܒ-ܥ ‎(ṣ-b-ʿ) related to dyeing, from Proto-Semitic *ṣbġ. Compare Arabic صِبْغ ‎(ṣibġ) and Hebrew צֶבַע ‎(ṣéḇaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sˁɛvʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sˁɛvʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܨܒܥܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܨܒܥܐ)

  1. color/colour, coloring/colouring
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ܨ-ܒ-ܥ ‎(ṣ-b-ʿ) related to dyeing, from Proto-Semitic *ṣbġ. Compare Arabic صَبْغ ‎(ṣabġ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sˁ(ə)vɑʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sˁ(ə)vɑʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܨܒܥܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܨܒܥܐ)

  1. dyeing, coloring/colouring
  2. dye, pigment
  3. (medicine) external application
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From the root ܨ-ܒ-ܥ ‎(ṣ-b-ʿ) related to dyeing, from Proto-Semitic *ṣbġ. Compare Arabic صَبَّاغ ‎(ṣabbāġ) and Hebrew צַבָּע ‎(ṣabbāʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sˁabbɑʕɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [sˁabbɑʕe(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܨܒܥܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܨܒܥܐ)

  1. dyer
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • cb(”, 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. 298a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 473a
  • 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. 1272a-b