دب

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: دپ and دت

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
د ب ب (d-b-b)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

دَبَّ (dabba) I, non-past يَدِبُّ‎ (yadibbu)

  1. to creep, to crawl
  2. to proceed, to advance, to move slowly
  3. to go on all fours
  4. to enter
  5. to steal, to creep
  6. to spread, to fill, to pervade, to invade
  7. to gain ground
Conjugation[edit]
Related terms[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *dubb- (bear), from Proto-Afroasiatic *dab- (big animal). Compare Aramaic דבא (debbā), Hebrew דוב (dov).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dubb/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

دُبّ (dubbm (plural أَدْبَاب (ʔadbāb) or دِبَبَة (dibaba) or دِبَاب (dibāb), feminine دُبَّة (dubba))

  1. (zoology) bear
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَصْغَر (ad-dubb al-ʔaṣḡar, Ursa Minor)
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَكْبَر (ad-dubb al-ʔakbar, Ursa Major)
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: دب (dubb)
  • Maltese: debb
  • Moroccan Arabic: دب (dubb)
  • Swahili: dubu

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دَبّ (dabbm

  1. verbal noun of دَبَّ (dabba) (form I)
  2. walking along slowly
  3. creeping, crawling
Declension[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دِبّ (dibbm

  1. slow walk
  2. creeping, crawling
Declension[edit]
References[edit]
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “دب”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary[2], London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دُبّ (dubb).

Noun[edit]

دبّ (debb, dubbm (plural دباب (dbāb) or دببة (dibabe))

  1. bear