تبع

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ت ب ع (t-b-ʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

تَبِعَ (tabiʿa) I, non-past يَتْبَعُ‎ (yatbaʿu)

  1. to follow
Conjugation[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

تَبَع (tabaʿm

  1. verbal noun of تَبِعَ (tabiʿa) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

تَبِعْ (tabiʿ) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular non-past active jussive of بَاعَ (bāʿa)
  2. third-person feminine singular non-past active jussive of بَاعَ (bāʿa)

Verb[edit]

تُبَعْ (tubaʿ) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular non-past passive jussive of بَاعَ (bāʿa)
  2. third-person feminine singular non-past passive jussive of بَاعَ (bāʿa)

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic تَبَع (tabaʿ). The feminine form apparently from Arabic تَبَعِيّ (tabaʿiyy).

Pronoun[edit]

تبع (tabaʿ) (feminine تبعيت (tabʿīt))

  1. forms possessive pronouns of all persons with the respective personal suffixes
    هالتنوره تبعيتي
    Ha-t-tannūra tabʿītī.
    This skirt is mine.
  2. used appositively after a noun instead of an ordinary possessive or iḍāfa construction
    هيدي التنوره تبعيت إمي
    Haydī t-tannūra tabʿīt ʾimmī.
    This is my mother’s skirt.
    هيدا الكمبيوتر تبعنا
    Haydā l-kumpyūtar tabaʿnā.
    This is our computer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The latter construction is particularly common with foreign nouns, as in the example, or with proper nouns. The reason is that adding personal suffixes to these, though perfectly possible, may sound awkward.