أب

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See also: اب‎, آب‎, ات‎, آپ, and آت

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʔabw-, from the root ء ب و(ʾ-b-w)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔab/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

أَب (ʾabm (construct state أَبُو(ʾabū), dual أَبَوَانِ(ʾabawāni), plural آبَاء(ʾābāʾ))

  1. father
  2. ancestor, forefather
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

أُبْ (ʾub) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of آبَ(ʾāba)

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North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَب(ʾab).

Noun[edit]

أب (ʔabbm (construct state أبو(ʔabu), plural أبات(ʔabbāt) or أبهات(ʔabbahāt) or أبوات(ʔabbawāt))

  1. (Syria) father
    Synonym: (Lebanon) بي(bayy)

Usage notes[edit]

  • When a suffix pronoun is added, either أب(ʔab-) or the construct form is used, e.g. أبي / أبوي(ʔabi / ʔabūy, my father).

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  • إم(ʔimm, mother)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَب(ʾab).

Noun[edit]

أبّ (ʔabbm (construct state أبو(ʔabu), plural أبّهات(ʔabbahāt))

  1. Alternative form of أبو(ʔabu, father)