ببر

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See also: تثر‎, بتر‎, پتر‎, ثبر‎, تتر‎, تبر‎, بثر, and بئر

Arabic[edit]

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بَبْرٌ

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Classical Syriac ܒܒܪܐ(bbrʾ) and cognate to Akkadian 𒌨𒁇𒊏 (barbaru, wolf), likely an early Semitic loan from Sumerian 𒌨𒁇𒊏 (urbarra, literally outside dog, wild predator).

Noun[edit]

بَبْر (babrm (plural بُبُور(bubūr))

  1. tiger

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Greek πιπέρι, πιπεριά (pipéri, piperiá).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ببر (biber)

  1. pepper (vegetable, plant, and spice)
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Meyer, Gustav (1892), “Türkische Studien. I. Die griechischen und romanischen Bestandtheile im Wortschatze des Osmanisch-Türkischen”, in Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (in German), volume 128, Wien: In Commission bei F. Tempsky, page 28

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian ببر(babr).

Noun[edit]

ببر (bebr)

  1. tiger

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian bplk' (babrag).

Noun[edit]

ببر (babar) (plural ببرها(babar-hâ))

  1. beaver

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ببر (babr) (plural ببرها(babr-hâ) or ببران(babrân))

Dari Persian ببر
Iranian Persian
Tajik бабр (babr)
  1. tiger

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “babr”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press
  • Horn, Paul (1893) Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 42