ذهب

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See also: دہتand ذ ه ب

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ذ ه ب(ḏ-h-b).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ða.ha.ba/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

ذَهَبَ (ḏahaba) I, non-past يَذْهَبُ‎‎ (yaḏhabu)

  1. to go, to travel
    إِلَى أَيْنَ أَنْتَ ذَاهِبٌ؟‎‎
    ʾilā ʾayna ʾanta ḏāhibun?
    Where are you going?
  2. to go away, to leave, to depart
  3. to disappear, to vanish
  4. to decline, to dwindle
  5. to perish, to die, to be destroyed
  6. to abduct, to steal, to sweep away, to annihilate [+ بِ(object)]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:أفنى
  7. to lead someone, to conduct someone, to take someone along
  8. to think, to believe, to hold the view, to be of the opinion
  9. to escape, to slip, to lose sight of, to forget
  10. to ignore, to skip, to omit
  11. to prepare to, to be about to
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Denominal verb from ذَهَب(ḏahab, gold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ذَهَّبَ (ḏahhaba) II, non-past يُذَهِّبُ‎‎ (yuḏahhibu)

  1. to gild
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

ذَهَبَ

From Proto-Semitic *ðahab-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ذَهَب (ḏahabm

  1. (uncountable) gold
    Synonyms: عَسْجَد(ʿasjad), تِبْر(tibr), إِبْرِيز(ʾibrīz)
  2. (uncountable) gold coin
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Maltese: deheb
  • Gulf Arabic: ذَهَب(ḏəhəb)
  • Hijazi Arabic: ذَهَب(dahab)
  • Somali: dahab
  • Swahili: dhahabu

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ذَهَب(ḏahab).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ذهب (ḏəhəbm

  1. gold

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

ذَهَبَ

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ذَهَب(ḏahab).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dahab/ (traditional pronunciation)
    IPA(key): /ðahab/ (spelling pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

ذَهَب (dahabm pl

  1. gold

Usage notes[edit]

Both traditional and spelling pronunciations are used by most speakers interchangeably.