راهب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps an derived from the active participle of رَهِبَ(rahiba, to dread), from the root ر ه ب(r-h-b), with the intermediate meaning "one who venerates"; compare رَهَب(rahab, veneration, respect).

Noun[edit]

رَاهِب (rāhibm (plural رُهْبَان(ruhbān), feminine رَاهِبَة(rāhiba))

  1. (Christianity) monk
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 5:82:
      ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
      ḏālika biʾanna minhum qissīsīna waruhbānan waʾannahum lā yastakbirūna
      For there are among them priests and monks and they are not haughty.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: raheb
  • Persian: راهب(râheb)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَاهِب(rāhib).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

راهب (râheb)

  1. monk