أبو ظبي

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See also: أبوظبي

Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "father of a gazelle", formed of أَبُو(ʾabū, father of) +‎ ظَبْي(ẓaby, gazelle).

Proper noun[edit]

أَبُو ظَبِي (ʾabū ẓabīf

  1. Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates

Usage notes[edit]

Technically, one would expect أَبُو ظَبِي(ʾabū ẓabī) to inflect as an idafa construction (with genitive أَبِي ظَبِي(ʾabī ẓabī) and accusative أَبَا ظَبِي(ʾabā ẓabī)), but in practice, these forms are not used, and أَبُو ظَبِي(ʾabū ẓabī) is treated as a single lexical unit.

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