راهب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps derived from the active participle of رَهِبَ(rahiba, to dread), from the root ر ه ب(r-h-b), with the intermediate meanings "dreader", "God-fearer", "God-worshiper", "venerator"; compare رَهَب(rahab, veneration, respect) and رَهْبَة(rahba, terror; dread; awe).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (Christianity) monk
    • 609–632 CE, 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.

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: raheb
  • Malay: rahib
  • Persian: راهب(râheb)

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

راهب (plural راهب-راهب or راهب۲‎, informal 1st possessive راهبکو‎, 2nd possessive راهبمو‎, 3rd possessive راهبڽ‎)

  1. Jawi spelling of rahib

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَاهِب(rāhib).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

راهب (râheb)

  1. monk