The Alternative Classical Syriac Dictionary

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ܟܠܒܐ 〈klbʾ〉 {{was fwotd}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Semitic *kalb-. The sense of "dog day" is a calque of Ancient Greek κύων 〈kýōn〉. pronunciation
  • [kalbɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [kalbe(ʔ)] (plural)
adjective: {{syc-adj}}
  1. wild, mad
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. dog, hound
  2. (figuratively, offensive) dog, sod, bastard, asshole, etc.
  3. dog day
  4. name of a wind
proper noun: {{head}}
  1. (astronomy) Dog Star, Sirius, Canicula
Synonyms: ܟܠܒܐ ܕܓܢܒܪܐ 〈klbʾ dgnbrʾ〉
etymology 2 Related to above. Compare Arabic كَلَب 〈kalab〉. pronunciation
  • [kal(ə)vɑ(ʔ)]
noun: {{syc-noun-unc}}
  1. rage, madness
etymology 3 Modified from above. Compare Arabic كَلَّاب 〈kalãạb〉. pronunciation
  • [kallɑvɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [kallɑve(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. dog keeper, dog trainer; one who hunts with dogs
etymology 4 pronunciation
  • [kalbɑ(ʔ)]
noun: {{syc-noun-form}}
  1. inflection of ܟܠܒܬܐ
etymology 5
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. alternative spelling of ܟܘܠܒܐ
ܡܟܘܬܐ 〈mkwtʾ〉
etymology 1 From the root {{syc-root-entry}} related to being low. pronunciation
  • [makkuθɑ(ʔ)]
noun: {{syc-noun-unc}}
  1. lowness
  2. humility, meekness
etymology 2 From Akkadian {{rfscript}}. pronunciation
  • [mɑxuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [mɑxwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) ship, boat
  2. (fishing) inflated-skin raft used by fishermen
etymology 3 pronunciation
  • [mɑxuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [mɑxwɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. alternative form of ܡܚܘܬܐ
etymology 4 pronunciation
  • [makkuθɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [mak(kə)wɑθɑ(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. alternative form of ܡܟܘܬܬܐ
etymology 5 pronunciation
  • [makkuθɑ(ʔ)]
noun: {{syc-noun-form}}
  1. inflection of ܡܟܘܬܬܐ
ܦܘܚܪܐ 〈pwḥrʾ〉
etymology 1 From Akkadian 𒌺 〈𒌺〉. pronunciation
  • [puħrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [puħre(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. banquet
  2. (pejorative) mess, company, crowd, band
  3. (pejorative) excess, extravagance
etymology 2 From the root {{syc-root-entry}} related to softening. pronunciation
  • [puħħɑrɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • [puħħɑre(ʔ)] (plural)
noun: {{syc-noun}}
  1. break, smash

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