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Classical SyriacEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ(k-r-k) related to encircling. Compare Hebrew כְּרַךְ(kəraḵ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kar(ə)xɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kar(ə)xe(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܟܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. walled city or town, fortress
  2. enclosure
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

A ܟܪܟܐ(karəḵāʾ) is generally larger than a ܡܚܘܙܐ(māḥōzāʾ).

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ(k-r-k) related to encircling. Compare Hebrew כֶּרֶךְ(kéreḵ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kɛrkɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [kɛrke(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܟܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. roll
  2. scroll, codex
  3. book, tome, volume
  4. sphere
  5. eddy
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From the root ܟ-ܪ-ܟ(k-r-k) related to encircling. Compare Akkadian [script needed](kirku) and Arabic كَرَاخَة(karāḵa(t)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxe(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܟܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. circuit, course
  2. revolving, revolution
  3. (astronomy) orbit
  4. bindweed
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Etymology 4Edit

From Ancient Greek κρόκη(krókē).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [k(ə)rɑxe(ʔ)] (plural)

NounEdit

ܟܪܟܐ ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural ܟܪܟܐ)

  1. woof, weft
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • krk”, 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. 162b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 227b
  • 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. 654a-b