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Classical SyriacEdit


From Proto-Semitic *pay-. Compare Akkadian 𒅗 (pû [KA]), Amharic አፍ (ʾäf), Arabic فَم(fam), Hebrew פֶּה(), and Ugaritic 𐎔 (p).


  • IPA(key): [pumɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [pume(ʔ)] (plural)


ܦܘܡܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܦܘܡܐ)

  1. (anatomy) mouth
  2. (animal anatomy) beak
  3. mouthful
  4. entrance, opening, orifice
  5. command, order, decree
  6. surface, peel
  7. riverbank
  8. blade, edge of a sword



  • pwm”, 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. 271a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 437b
  • 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. 1165a-b