ܓܡܠܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *gamal-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡamlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡamle(ʔ)], [ɡamlɑne(ʔ)], [ɡamlawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܡܠܐ c (plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ ,ܓܡܠܢܐ ,ܓܡܠܐ ; singular feminine counterpart ܓܡܠܬܐ)

  1. camel, dromedary
  2. kind of measure
  3. large ant
  4. (architecture) beam, rafter
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

The plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ (gamlawwāṯāʾ) is used for the sense of "beam", the plural ܓܡܠܢܐ (gamlānēʾ) is used for the sense of "large ant", and the plural ܓܡܠܐ (gamlēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2Edit

Modified from above. Compare Arabic جَمَّال (ǧammāl) and Hebrew גַּמָּל (gammāl).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܡܠܐ m (plural ܓܡܠܐ)

  1. cameleer
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "gml" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 49b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 72a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 241a

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