ب

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See also: پ[U+067E ARABIC LETTER PEH], ت[U+062A ARABIC LETTER TEH], ٹ[U+0679 ARABIC LETTER TTEH], ث[U+062B ARABIC LETTER THEH], and ٮ[U+066E ARABIC LETTER DOTLESS BEH]
Arabic Baa.gif
ب U+0628, ب
ARABIC LETTER BEH
ا
[U+0627]
Arabic ة
[U+0629]
U+FE8F, ﺏ
ARABIC LETTER BEH ISOLATED FORM

[U+FE8E]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE90]
U+FE90, ﺐ
ARABIC LETTER BEH FINAL FORM

[U+FE8F]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE91]
U+FE91, ﺑ
ARABIC LETTER BEH INITIAL FORM

[U+FE90]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE92]
U+FE92, ﺒ
ARABIC LETTER BEH MEDIAL FORM

[U+FE91]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE93]

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب / ب‍ / ‍ب‍ / ‍ب (bāʾ)

  1. The second letter of the Arabic alphabet. Its name is بَاء(bāʾ) and it has the sound of English b. It is preceded by أ(ʾ) and followed by ت(t).
See also[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ب / ب‍ / ‍ب‍ / ‍ب (bāʾ)

  1. The second letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by أ(ʾ) and followed by ج(j).

Noun[edit]

ب (b)

  1. Abbreviation of باب(bāb, chapter).

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately Proto-Semitic *bV- (with, in, at, among) with likely interrelation with Proto-Semitic *bayt- (site, location; nest, house); cognates with Ugaritic 𐎁 (b), Aramaic ב־‎, Classical Syriac ܒ-‎, Hebrew בְּ־(bə-), and Ge'ez ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

بِـ (bi-)

  1. with, by (a means)
    بِالْمِطْرَقة‎ ― bi-l-miṭraqawith a hammer
  2. with (a component)
    قَهْوةٌ بِالْحَلِيب‎ ― qahwatun bi-l-ḥalībcoffee with milk
  3. with (a quality); in (a state)
    بِسُرُور‎ ― bi-surūrwith pleasure
  4. with, to, at (touching on, connected with, concerning)
    مَرْبُوطٌ بِشَجَرة‎ ― marbūṭun bi-šajaratied to a tree
    لَا عَلاقةَ لَهُ بِالْمَوْضُوع‎ ― lā ʿalāqata lahu bi-l-mawḍūʿunrelated to the subject
  5. in (a place)
    بِالقَرْية‎ ― bi-l-qaryain the village
  6. denotes requital; or the giving, or doing, in return
    اِشْتَرَيْتُهُ بِأَلْفِ رِيَـالٍ
    ištaraytuhu biʾalfi riyālin
    I bought it for a thousand riyals.
Inflection[edit]

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ottoman Turkish convention.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

See also[edit]

پ(be be-talat noʾaṭ)


Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈbaːʔ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /b/

Letter[edit]

ب (bāʾ)

  1. The second letter of the Arabic alphabet. Its name is بَاء(bāʾ), and is preceded by أ(ʾ) and followed by ت(t).

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

پ(pāʾ)


Kazakh[edit]

Cyrillic Б, б (B, b)
Arabic ب

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (transliteration needed)

  1. The second letter of the Kazakh in Arabic Script. It represents the Cyrillic letter Б.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ا
  • Next letter: پ

Khowar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. The second letter of the Khowar abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: أ
  • Next letter: پ

Kurdish[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب / ب‍ / ‍ب‍ / ‍ب ()

  1. The second letter of the Kurdo-Arabic alphabet. Its name is با(ba) and it has the sound of English b. It is preceded by ا‎ and followed by پ‎. Equivalent to b in the Kurdo-Latin alphabet.

Preposition[edit]

ب (transliteration needed)

  1. by

See also[edit]

  • bi Kurdo-Latin alphabet
  • Search en.wiktionary.org for articles beginning with: ب

Kyrgyz[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /be/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /b/, /w/, /v/

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. The second letter of the Kyrgyz in Arabic Script. It represents the Cyrillic letter Б

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
ب
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [bɐ]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [b]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [p̚]

Letter[edit]

ب / ب‍ / ‍ب‍ / ‍ب

  1. The second letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See also[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. The second letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ا
  • Next letter: پ

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Letter[edit]

ب / ب‍ / ‍ب‍ / ‍ب (be)

  1. The second letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ا‎ and followed by پ‎. Its name is به‎ or بِ.

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Preposition[edit]

بـ‎ (b)

  1. with
    نْحِبْ قَهْوَة بِالْحْلِيبْ‎ ― nḥib qahwa bi-l-ḥlībI like coffee with milk
    تُرْعُشْ بِالْخُوفْ‎ ― turʿuš bi-l-ḫūfShe is shaking with fear
Inflection[edit]



Urdu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. The second letter of the Urdu abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ا
  • Next letter: پ

Uyghur[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ب (be)

  1. The third letter of the Uyghur alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ب ـب ـبـ بـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ئە(e)
  • Next letter: پ(p)