See also: silas and šilas

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Sīlās, from Ancient Greek Σίλας (Sílas), from Aramaic שְׁאִילָא(šəʾīlā), cognate of Hebrew שָׁאוּל(šāʾūl, Saul).

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Proper nounEdit

Silas

  1. (biblical) The companion of Paul in the New Testament, also called Silvanus.
  2. A male given name from Aramaic of Biblical origin.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981:
    : Acts 15: 22:
    Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren;

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DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Silas

  1. (biblical) Silas.
  2. A male given name, currently popular in Denmark.

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Sīlās, from Ancient Greek Σίλας (Sílas), from Aramaic שְׁאִילָא(šəʾīlā), cognate of Hebrew שָׁאוּל(šāʾūl, Saul).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Silas m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Silas: Silasarson or Silasson
  • daughter of Silas: Silasardóttir or Silasson

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Silas
Accusative Silas
Dative Silasi
Genitive Silasar

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Spanish Silas.

Proper nounEdit

Silas m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling סילאס‎)

  1. Silas

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Σίλας (Sílas), from Aramaic שאילא(Şe'ela).

PronunciationEdit

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsiː.laːs/, [ˈsiː.ɫ̪aːs]

Proper nounEdit

Sīlās m sg (genitive Sīlae); first declension

  1. male given name Silas

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ās), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Sīlās
Genitive Sīlae
Dative Sīlae
Accusative Sīlān
Ablative Sīlā
Vocative Sīlā

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: Silas
  • Dutch: Silas
  • English: Silas
  • Faroese: Silas
  • Hawaiian: Sila, Kila
  • Ladino: Silas
  • Portuguese: Silas, Silás
  • Spanish: Silas, Silás

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Silás

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Silas

Proper nounEdit

Silas m

  1. (biblical) Silas
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Los Hechos 15:40
      Y Pablo escogiendo á Silas, partió encomendado de los hermanos á la gracia del Señor.