كبر

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ب ر (k-b-r).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَبَرَ (kabara) (perfect, imperfect يَكْبُرُ, Verb form I)

  1. to be older than.
    • 1949, Naguib Mahfouz, The beginning and the end, Dar El-Shorouk, page 6:
      يَكْبُرُ أَخاهُ بِعامينِ
      yakburu ʾakhāhu biʿāmīni
      He is two years older than his brother.

Verb[edit]

كَبُرَ (kabura) (perfect, imperfect يَكْبُرُ, Verb form I)

  1. to grow, to grow up

Verb[edit]

كَبَّرَ (kabbara) (perfect, imperfect يُكَبِّرُ, Verb form II)

  1. to enlarge, to make something bigger.