باب

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See also: تأت, پاپ, بات, تاب, تأب, and باپ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Compare Aramaic בָּבָא (bāḇā, gate), Akkadian 𒆍 (bābum [KA2], gate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بَاب (bābm (plural أَبْوَاب (ʾabwāb) or بِيبَان (bībān))

  1. door, gate
  2. opening, gateway
  3. entrance
  4. opportunity, a chance, opening
  5. military tactic, maneuver, an opening to use a strategy
  6. chapter, section, column
  7. group, class, category
  8. (astronomy) appearance of an astronomical body, a juncture, an opening to observe
  9. (figuratively) domain, field

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “باب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

باب (bābm (plural بيبان (bibā́n))

  1. door (portal of entry into a building or room)

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

باب (bâb)

  1. appropriate

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بَاب (bāb).

Noun[edit]

باب (bâb) (plural باب‌ها (bâb-hâ))

  1. door
  2. gate
  3. chapter

Proper noun[edit]

باب (Bâb)

  1. the Báb
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

باب (bâb)

  1. (archaic) father

Etymology 4[edit]

From English Bob.

Proper noun[edit]

باب (Bâb)

  1. A male given name, Bob
    باب اسفنجی‎ ― Bâb EsfanjiSpongeBob
    باب دیلن‎ ― Bâb DilenBob Dylan