دب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *dubb- (bear), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *dab- (big animal). Compare Aramaic דבא (debā, debo), Hebrew דוב (dov).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

دَبَّ (dabba) I, imperfect يَدِبُّ‎ (yadibbu)

  1. to creep, to crawl
  2. to proceed, to advance, to move slowly
  3. to go on all fours
  4. to enter
  5. to steal, to creep
  6. to spread, to fill, to pervade, to invade
  7. to gain ground

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Noun[edit]

دُبّ (dubbm (plural أَدْبَاب (’adbāb) or دِبَبَة (díbaba))

  1. (zoology) bear
    (astronomy) الدُبّ الأَصْغَر (al-dubb al-ʾaṣḡar, Ursa Minor)
    (astronomy) الدُبّ الأَكْبَر (al-dubb al-ʾakbar, Ursa Major)

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