חביב

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ח־ב־ב

From the root ח־ב־ב‎ (kh-v-v). Compare Arabic حبيب‎. Noun derived from the adjective. Compare חַבִּיבִּי(khabíbi, friend, mate, buddy) borrowed from حَبِيبِي(ḥabībī).

Adjective[edit]

חָבִיב (khavív) (feminine חֲבִיבָה‎, masculine plural חֲבִיבִים‎, feminine plural חֲבִיבוֹת‎) [pattern: קָטִיל]

  1. friendly, pleasant, likeable
  2. liked by
  3. darling
  4. (Talmudic) beloved, important

Noun[edit]

חָבִיב (khavívm (plural indefinite חֲבִיבִים‎, plural construct חֲבִיבֵי־‎, feminine counterpart חֲבִיבָה‎) [pattern: קָטִיל]

  1. darling

Declension[edit]