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 ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܐܕܢܗܬܐ or ܐܕܢܬܐ or 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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