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Classical SyriacEdit


From the root ܓ-ܒ-ܪ (ɡ-b-r) related to being strong. Compare Arabic جَبْر (ǧabr) and Hebrew גֶּבֶר (géḇer).


  • IPA(key): [ɡavrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡavre(ʔ)] (plural)


ܓܒܪܐ (gaḇrām (plural ܓܒܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܐܢܬܬܐ)

  1. man, husband
  2. person, someone


See alsoEdit


  • gbr”, 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. 41b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 59b
  • 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. 202a-b