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Classical SyriacEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ܒܘܐ(bawwāʾ, bāwāʾ)

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic, apparently ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)u (owl); compare Latin būbō, Ancient Greek βύας (búas), Bulgarian буч (buč), Old Armenian բուէճ (buēč), North Persian بوم(bum).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ba(ʔ)wɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ba(ʔ)we(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܒܐܘܐ (baʾwāʾm (plural ܒܐܘܐ)

  1. hoopoe
  2. owl

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bwˀ**bwˀ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2014-09-24
  • 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, p. 114a