ܙܒܢܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A loanword from an indeterminate source.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zavnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [zavne(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܙܒܢܐ c (plural ܙܒܢܐ)

  1. time
  2. temporality, ephemerality
  3. caducity, fragility
  4. epoch, era, age
  5. occasion, moment, instance
  6. season
  7. (grammar) tense
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

Usually, the sense of "moment" or "instance" is feminine while all other senses are masculine.

See alsoEdit
  • ܙܒܢܬܐ

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܙ-ܒ-ܢ (IPA(key): /z-b-n/) related to purchasing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [z(ə)vɑnɑ(ʔ)], [zɛvnɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [z(ə)vɑne(ʔ)], [zɛvne(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܙܒܢܐ m (plural ܙܒܢܐ)

  1. purchasing, purchase
  2. merchandise
InflectionEdit
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "zbn" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 83b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, pp. 109b-110a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 363a-b
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