تبع

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ت ب ع(t-b-ʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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]

Noun[edit]

تَبَع (tabaʿm sg or m pl (collective, singulative تَبَع f (tabaʿ) or تَبَعِيّ‎ f (tabaʿiyy), plural أَتْبَاع(ʾatbāʿ))

  1. follower(s)
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]

Grammaticalized from Arabic تَبَع(tabaʿ). The feminine form is from Arabic تَبَعِيّ(tabaʿiyy).

Preposition[edit]

تبع (tabaʿm or f or pl (feminine تبعيت(tabʿīt; (rare) tabʿiyyit) or تبعت(tabʿit), plural تَبعُول(tabʿūl))

  1. forms possessive pronouns of all persons with the respective personal suffixes
    هيدي تبعيتي
    haydi tabʿīti.
    This one is mine.
  2. of; used appositively after a noun instead of an ordinary possessive iḍāfa construction
    هيدي التنورة تبعيت إمي
    haydi t-tannūra tabʿīt ʾimmi
    This is my mother’s skirt.
    بَدِّي إستعمل الكمبيوتر تبعكن
    baddi ʾistaʿmil l-kumpyūtar tabaʿkun
    I need to use your 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.
  • Some speakers do not inflect the word for gender or number.

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