רב

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See also: רובֿ and רבֿ

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ר־ב־ה

From one of the roots ר־ב־ה (r-b-h).

Adjective[edit]

רַב (ráv) (feminine רַבָּה, masculine plural רַבִּים, feminine plural רַבּוֹת) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. Many, much.
  2. Great.
  3. Enough: more than is needed.
Usage notes[edit]
  • (many, much): In its sense “many, much”, רַב may be considered a determiner rather than a regular adjective.
  • (enough): In its sense “enough”, רַב is used “impersonally” — that is, without a personal subject — and is therefore traditionally classified as an adverb.

Noun[edit]

רַב (rávm (plural indefinite רַבָּנִים) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. A rabbi.
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Verb[edit]

רַב (ráv) (pa'al construction)

  1. To multiply, to become many.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ר־י־ב \ ר־ב (r-y-b / r-b).

Verb[edit]

רָב (ráv) (pa'al construction)

  1. to fight
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Etymology 3[edit]

From the other of the roots ר־ב־ב (r-b-b).

Noun[edit]

רַב (rávm (plural indefinite רַבִּים) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. (biblical, obsolete) An archer: one who shoots arrows.

Verb[edit]

רָב (ráv) (pa'al construction)

  1. (biblical, obsolete) To shoot.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (to shoot): ירה (yará)

Anagrams[edit]


Yiddish[edit]

Noun[edit]

רב (rebm

  1. Mister (a title used with the first name of any male)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

רב (rovm

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of רבֿ (rov).