دب

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See also: دپ and دت

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root د ب ب (d-b-b).

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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
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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 0-87950-003-4

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *dubb- (bear), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *dab- (big animal). Compare Aramaic דבא (debā, debo), Hebrew דוב (dov).

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Noun[edit]

دُبّ (dubbm (plural أَدْبَاب (ʾadbāb) or دِبَبَة (dibaba), feminine دُبَّة (dubba))

  1. (zoology) bear
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَصْغَر (ad-dubb al-ʾaṣḡar, Ursa Minor)
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَكْبَر (ad-dubb al-ʾakbar, Ursa Major)
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Etymology 3[edit]

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دَبّ (dabbm

  1. verbal noun of دَبَّ (dabba) (form I)
  2. walking along slowly
  3. creeping, crawling
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

دِبّ (dibbm

  1. slow walk
  2. creeping, crawling
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