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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 ‎(gamlāc ‎(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 Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 49b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 72a
  • 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. 241a

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