Classical SyriacEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Akkadian 𒀭𒈪 (attalû [AN.MI]), ultimately from Sumerian.


  • IPA(key): [ʔɑˈθal.jɑ], [ʔɑˈθɛl.jɑ], [ʔaθˈli.jɑ]


ܐܬܠܝܐ (ʾāṯalyā, ʾāṯelyā, ʾaṯlīāf (plural ܐܬܠܝܘܬܐ‎)

  1. dragon
  2. (astronomy) lunar eclipse
  3. name of a year

Proper nounEdit

ܐܬܠܝܐ (ʾāṯalyā, ʾāṯelyā, ʾaṯlīāf

  1. (astronomy) name of a star, possibly Eltanin (Gamma Draconis)

Derived termsEdit


  • ˀtlyˀ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-08-28
  • Payne Margoliouth, Jessie (1927) Supplement to the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, S.T.P., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 40b
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, page 111b