ܓܝܓܠܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (uncontracted form) ܓܠܓܠܐ

EtymologyEdit

From the earlier uncontracted form ܓܠܓܠܐ (galgəlāʾ), from the root ܓ-ܠ-ܠ (IPA(key): /ɡ-l-l/) related to rolling. The sense of "thisle stalks" is from Hebrew גַּלְגַּל (galgal).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [giɣlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [giɣle(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܝܓܠܐ f (plural ܓܝܓܠܐ)

  1. wheel of a carriage, well, or mill
  2. (geometry) circle, ring, disc, sphere
  3. cycle, circuit, circular course, orbit
  4. (astronomy) celestial sphere
  5. potter's wheel
  6. torture device
  7. round boulder used to close a tomb
  8. (figuratively, religion) angels
  9. (botany) thistle stalks

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • ܓܝܓܠܘܢܝܬܐ

ReferencesEdit

  • "gygl" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 42a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 68a-b
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 228a-b
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