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Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *birk-, *bark- ‎(knee).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [burkɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [burke(ʔ)], [burkɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܒܘܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededf ‎(plural ܒܘܪܟܬܐ or ܒܘܪܟܐ)

  1. (anatomy) knee
  2. kneeling, genuflection/genuflexion
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܒ-ܪ-ܟ ‎(b-r-k) related to blessing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [burrɑxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [burrɑxe(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܒܘܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܒܘܪܟܐ)

  1. benediction
  2. blessing, gift
  3. good
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From early Middle Persian [script needed] ‎(*bōrak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ܒܘܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration needed) m (uncountable)

  1. borax
  2. niter/nitre
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • brk”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • bwrk”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 38a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 39b
  • 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. 131a-b
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