إبط

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

No cognates are known. Maybe irregularly from ⁧ع ب ط(ʕ-b-ṭ) or even ⁧غ ب ط(ḡ-b-ṭ) or ⁧بَطَّ(baṭṭa), but probably ⁧ه ب ط(h-b-ṭ) with the armpit understood as the part of the arm where “declivity” or “emaciation” has its place and the regular sound change of the initial consonant known from grammatical elements ⁧إِن(ʔin), ⁧أَن(ʔan), ⁧أَ(ʔa), form IV etc. but also found in e.g. ⁧إِبِل(ʔibil) and ⁧أُهْبَة(ʔuhba).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

إِبْط (ʔibṭm or f (dualإِبْطَانِ(ʔibṭāni), pluralآبَاط(ʔābāṭ))

  1. armpit

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: abt