ܪܒܘܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ܪܒܐ ‎(rabbāʾ, great), from the root ܪ-ܒ-ܒ ‎(r-b-b) related to greatness + the abstract noun ending -ܘܬܐ ‎(-ūṯāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rabbuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rab(bə)wɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܪܒܘܬܐ ‎(rabbūṯāʾf ‎(plural ܪܒܘܬܐ)

  1. greatness, grandeur, magnificence, majesty
  2. power
  3. importance
  4. esteem, dignity, honour
  5. generosity
  6. size, magnitude
  7. increase, augmentation
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic رِبْوَة ‎(ribwa(t)), Hebrew רְבָבָה ‎(rəḇāḇâ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [rɛbbuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [rɛb(bə)wɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Numeral[edit]

ܪܒܘܬܐ ‎(rebbūṯāʾf ‎(plural ܪܒܘܬܐ)

  1. myriad, ten thousand
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • rbw”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-03-19
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, pp. 334b, 335a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 526a
  • 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. 1426b