ܓܡܠܐ

Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *gamal-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡamlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡamle(ʔ)], [ɡamlɑne(ʔ)], [ɡamlawwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܡܠܐ ‎(gamlā’c ‎(plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ or ܓܡܠܢܐ or ܓܡܠܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܓܡܠܬܐ)

  1. camel, dromedary
  2. kind of measure
  3. large ant
  4. (architecture) beam, rafter
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

The plural ܓܡܠܘܬܐ ‎(gamlawwāṯāʾ) is used for the sense of "beam", the plural ܓܡܠܢܐ ‎(gamlānēʾ) is used for the sense of "large ant", and the plural ܓܡܠܐ ‎(gamlēʾ) is used for other senses.

Etymology 2Edit

Modified from above. Compare Arabic جَمَّال ‎(ǧammāl) and Hebrew גַּמָּל ‎(gammāl).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑlɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ɡammɑle(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܓܡܠܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܓܡܠܐ)

  1. cameleer
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "gml" in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 49b
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 72a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 241a

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