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Classical Syriac[edit]


From the root ܫ-ܒ-ܚ (IPA(key): /ʃ-b-ħ/) related to praising; compare Arabic سَبْح (sabḥ) and Hebrew שֶׁבַח (šéḇaḥ). The sense of "opinion" is a calque of Ancient Greek δόξα (dóksa).


  • IPA(key): [ʃuvħɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃuvħe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܫܘܒܚܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܫܘܒܚܐ)

  1. praise, glory, honour, majesty, splendor
  2. holiday, feast day
  3. doxology, hymn
  4. division of a psalter
  5. opinion, belief, tenet


Proper noun[edit]

ܫܘܒܚܐ (transliteration neededm

  1. (Christianity) Gloria Patri


  • "$bwx" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 356b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 536a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1518a