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Classical SyriacEdit


From the root ܪ-ܦ-ܦ(r-p-p) related to moving.


  • IPA(key): [r(ə)fɑfɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [r(ə)fɑfe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܪܦܦܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܪܦܦܐ)

  1. twitch, jerk, vibration
  2. motion, moving
  3. palmomancy, divination involving interpretation of involuntary movements
  4. wink, blink
  5. instant, moment
  6. second
  7. (medicine) palpitation
  8. balancing scales
  9. throng, shoal



  • rpp”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary : قاموس سرياني-عربي, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 351a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 548a
  • 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. 1485b