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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Akkadian 𒇯 (tillu [DU6]). Compare Arabic تَلّ(tall) and Hebrew תֵּל(tēl).


  • IPA(key): [tɛllɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [tɛlle(ʔ)] (plural)


ܬܠܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܬܠܐ)

  1. hill
  2. tell, mound, pile, earthwork, embankment
  3. ruins
  4. (figuratively) large amount
  5. (sewing, in the plural) needlework in a relief


Proper noun[edit]

ܬܠܐ (transliteration neededf

  1. Tela, a city west of Nisibis


  • “tl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project[1], Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-08-01
  • Costaz, Louis, Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, 2002, p. 392a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1903, p. 613a
  • Sokoloff, Michael, 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, 2009, p. 1646b