ثعلب

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See also: تغلب

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ṯaʕlab-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒈜 (šēlebu), Ugaritic 𐎘𐎓𐎍𐎁 (ṯʿlb), Aramaic תַּעְלָא(taʿlā) and Hebrew שׁוּעָל(šūʿāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /θaʕ.lab/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ثَعْلَب (ṯaʿlabm (plural ثَعَالِب(ṯaʿālib), feminine ثَعْلَبَة(ṯaʿlaba), masculine ثُعْلُبَان(ṯuʿlubān))

  1. fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  2. (dialect, rare) jackal (Canis aureus)
  3. (figuratively) a cunning or deceitful person

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Egyptian Arabic: تعلب(táʿlab)
  • Gulf Arabic: ثعلب(ṯaʕlab)
  • Hijazi Arabic: ثعلب(taʿlab, ṯaʿlab)

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