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Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ḥimār- (donkey); compare Arabic حِمَار(ḥimār), Hebrew חֲמוֹר(ḥămôr).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə.)ˈmɑ.rɑ], [ˈħɛm.rɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħ(ə.)ˈmɑ.re], [ˈħɛm.re] (plural)

NounEdit

ܚܡܪܐ (ḥəmārāc (plural ܚܡܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܡܪܬܐ‎)

  1. donkey, ass, jack
  2. earthworm
  3. (figuratively, music) bridge (of a stringed instrument)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Modified from above; compare Arabic حَمَّار(ḥammār), Hebrew חַמָּר(ḥammār).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ħamˈmɑ.rɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħamˈmɑ.re] (plural)

NounEdit

ܚܡܪܐ (ḥammārām (plural ܚܡܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܡܪܬܐ‎)

  1. donkey driver
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ḫmr; compare Arabic خَمْر(ḵamr), Hebrew חֶמֶר(ḥémer).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈħam.rɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ˈħam.re], [ħamˈrɑ.ne] (plural)

NounEdit

ܚܡܪܐ (ḥamrām (plural ܚܡܪܢܐor ܚܡܪܐ)

  1. wine
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Modified from above; compare Arabic خَمَّار(ḵammār).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ħamˈmɑ.rɑ] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ħamˈmɑ.re] (plural)

NounEdit

ܚܡܪܐ (ḥammārām (plural ܚܡܪܐ, singular feminine counterpart ܚܡܪܬܐ‎)

  1. vintner
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ḥmr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2011-11-25
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, pp. 108b-109a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 147b
  • 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, pp. 467b-468a