قابلة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ق ب ل (q-b-l), to accept.

Pronunciation[edit]

Standard Arabic: IPA(key): ˈqɑːbila

Regional pronunciation:
Sense 1:
 (Tunisian: IPA(key): ˈqæːblæ) (Libyan: IPA(key): ˈɡaːbla) (Egyptian: IPA(key): ˈʔabla) (Syrian: IPA(key): ˈʔaːble) (Lebanese: IPA(key): ˈʔeːbla)
Senses 2,3,4:
 (Tunisian: IPA(key): ˈqæːblæ) (Libyan: IPA(key): ˈqaːbla)

Noun[edit]

قَابِلة (qābilaf, plural قَوَابِل (qawābil)‎

  1. midwife, accoucheuse
  2. one or something that accepts
  3. capable of
  4. amenable to
  5. next as in next year
  6. (in the plural) beginnings

Descendants[edit]