The Alternative Classical Syriac Dictionary: ܟܠܒܐ

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Entry definition

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

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