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Classical SyriacEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical Edessan) IPA(key): [ˈbe̝θ]
  • (Eastern Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈbeθ]
  • (Western Syriac) IPA(key): [ˈbeθ]

Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately from Phoenician 𐤁𐤕(bt, house; letter beth), from Proto-Semitic *bayt-; compare Hebrew בֵּית(bêṯ).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ܒܝܬ (bêṯf (plural ܒܝܬܝܢ(bêṯyen))

  1. beth, second letter of the Syriac alphabet
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ܒܝܬ (bêṯ)

  1. construct state singular of ܒܝܬܐ

Etymology 3Edit

A contraction of ܒܝܢܬ(baynāṯ, among, between).

PrepositionEdit

ܒܝܬ (bêṯ)

  1. Alternative form of ܒܝܢܬ(baynāṯ)
Usage notesEdit

Unlike the uncontracted form, this form does not take pronominal suffixes.

ReferencesEdit

  • by2”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2019-07-26
  • byt”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2019-07-26
  • Coakley, J. F. (2013) Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, 6th edition, Oxford: University Press, page 31
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 29a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 33a, 43a, 44b
  • 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 114a