ܫܒܠܬܐ

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Classical Syriac[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܠ (š-b-l) related to leading.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑltɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃabbɑlɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܒܠܬܐ, singular masculine counterpart ܫܒܠܐ)

  1. director, conductor, leader (especially spiritual leader)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Arabic سُنْبُلَة (sunbula(t)) and Hebrew שִׁבֹּלֶת (šibbōleṯ). See also English shibboleth.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃɛbbaltɑ(ʔ)], [ʃɛbbɛltɑ(ʔ)], ʃɛvl(ə)θɑ(ʔ)

Noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf (plural ܫܒܠܐ)

  1. blade, spike, ear (of grain)
  2. (botany) spikenard, nard
  3. flow, surge (of a river)
  4. riverbed
Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ܫܒܠܬܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. (astrology) Virgo (zodiac sign)

References[edit]

  • $blh”, 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. 357b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 556b-557a
  • 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. 1504a