rabi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu ربيع, and its source, Persian ربيع, from Arabic ربيع (spring).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rabi (plural rabis)

  1. (South Asia) Spring. [from 18th c.]
  2. (South Asia) The spring harvest. [from 19th c.]
    • c.1885, A.L.O.E. The Wondrous Sickle:
      ...I made out that he would be here before the rabi harvest is ripe; the corn is green enough yet, but I thought that after work I would come over here to meet him.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 120:
      The monsoon had failed at the beginning but picked up very well later, so the rabi crop would be just fine and the wars they mentioned had taken place a year and a half ago.

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German rauben, Polish rabować.

Verb[edit]

rabi (present rabas, past rabis, future rabos, conditional rabus, volitive rabu)

  1. (transitive) take from someone by force or threat, rob

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • rabaĵo (something acquired by robbery)
  • rabinto (robber (one who has committed a robbery))
  • rabisto (robber (one who makes a living by robbery))
  • rabo (a robbery)

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rabi (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. rabbi (Jewish teacher or leader of a congregation)