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Classical SyriacEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [q(ə)rɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [q(ə)rɑve(ʔ)] (plural)

Etymology 1Edit

From Akkadian [script needed] (qarābu). Compare Hebrew קְרָב(qərāḇ).

NounEdit

ܩܪܒܐ (qərāḇām (plural ܩܪܒܐ)

  1. war, battle, fight
    • Peshitta, Luke 21, 9.
      ܘܡܐ ܕܫܡܥܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܩܪ̈ܒܐ ܘܫܓܘܫ̈ܝܐ ܠܐ ܬܕܚܠܘܢ
      When you hear about wars and uprisings, don't fear, (...)
  2. (military) line of battle
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Etymology 2Edit

From the root ܩ-ܪ-ܒ(q-r-b) related to approaching.

NounEdit

ܩܪܒܐ (qərāḇām (plural ܩܪܒܐ)

  1. nearness
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ReferencesEdit

  • qrb”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–, retrieved 2012-02-29
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 329a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 517b
  • 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. 1401b

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