ܐܕܢܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾuðn-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʔɛðne(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑθɑ(ʔ)], [ʔɛðnɑhɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܐܕܢܐ f (plural ܐܕܢܗܬܐ ,ܐܕܢܬܐ ,ܐܕܢܐ)

  1. (anatomy) ear
  2. (animal anatomy) fish gill
  3. (figuratively) anything that sticks out; handle, promontory, bay, gulf
  4. bottle opening
  5. (by extension) bottle

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Usually, the plural ܐܕܢܐ (ʾeḏnēʾ) is used for literal senses while ܐܕܢܬܐ (ʾeḏnāṯāʾ) and ܐܕܢܗܬܐ (ʾeḏnāhāṯāʾ) are used for figurative senses.

ReferencesEdit

  • ")dn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 3a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 4a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 10b
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