See also: ܒ

Classical SyriacEdit


Compare Arabic بِ-(bi-), Hebrew בְּ־(bə-).


  • IPA(key): [b(ə)-] (preceding a consonant and vowel)
  • IPA(key): [ba-] (preceding a two-consonant cluster)


ܒ- (bə-, ba-)

  1. various senses: in, on, upon, at, among, to, into, by, according to, for, because, about, as, against, during
  2. (instrumentally) with
  3. (with an adjective, forming a superlative) -est, most
  4. (with a substantive, forming an adverb) -ly


Takes type-I suffixes.

See alsoEdit


  • b_”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2020-01-04
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français ∙ Syriac–English Dictionary ∙ قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 23a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, pages 33b-34a
  • 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