𐤀𐤁𐤃

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Punic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʿabd- ('man, slave'). Compare Arabic عبد ‎(ʿabd) ('slave').

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

𐤀𐤁𐤃 ‎(ʿbd)

  1. slave
    • 2nd Century BCE, Cippi of Melqart
      lʾdnn.mlqrt.bʿl.ṣr.ʾš.ndr
      ʿbdk.ʿbdʾsr.wʾ(ḥy).ʾsršmr[?]
      To our master Melqart, Lord of Tyre, dedicated by
      Your slave ʿAbdʾ Osir and his brother ʾOsirshamar.