Classical SyriacEdit


From the root ܫ-ܦ-ܪ(š-p-r) related to beauty.


  • IPA(key): [ʃufrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [ʃufre(ʔ)] (plural)


ܫܘܦܪܐ (transliteration neededm (plural ܫܘܦܪܐ)

  1. beauty
  2. fairness, grace, elegance
  3. glory
  4. favor/favour, good deed, virtue
  5. best part
  6. dawn


Irregular absolute and construct singular with a varying Waw.


  • špr”, 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. 378b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 567b
  • 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. 1533b-1534a