رب

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See also: رپ, زب, and رث

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *rabb-, from the root ر ب ب (r-b-b).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

رَبَّ (rabba) I, non-past يَرُبُّ‎ (yarubbu)

  1. to be master, to be lord
  2. to have possession, to gather, to control
  3. to have authority over, to govern
  4. to impact, to comprise, to contain
  5. to collect, to congregate
  6. to grow, to increase, to become greater
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Verb[edit]

رَبَّ (rabba) I, non-past يَرُبُّ‎ (yarubbu)

  1. to bring up, to raise (a child)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *rabb-, from the root ر ب ب (r-b-b).

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Noun[edit]

رَبّ (rabbm (plural أَرْبَاب (ʾarbāb))

  1. verbal noun of رَبَّ (rabba) (form I)
  2. master, lord, king, sovereign, potentate, gentleman
    الرَّبّ (ar-rabb, God, Lord)
    رَبّ الْعَائِلَة (rabb al-ʿāʾila, paterfamilias)
  3. leader, chief, head
    رَبّ بَحْرِيّ (rabb baḥriyy, seaman (naval rank))
  4. owner, proprietor
  5. (with a following genitive) one possessed of, one endowed with
  6. (with a following genitive) having to do with
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ر ب ب (r-b-b).

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Noun[edit]

رُبّ (rubbm (plural رِبَاب (ribāb) or رُبُوب (rubūb))

  1. thickened fruit juice, thickened juice
  2. mash, pulp
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *rabb-, from the root ر ب ب (r-b-b).

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Adjective[edit]

رُبَّ (rubba)

  1. (with a following indefinite genitive) many
    رُبَّ رَجُلٍ (rubba rajulin, many a man)
    رُبَّ مَرَّةٍ (rubba marratin, many a time)
Declension[edit]

Indeclinable, followed by the indefinite genitive singular.

Adverb[edit]

رُبَّ (rubba)

  1. likely, perhaps, mayhap, potentially

Etymology 5[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

رَبِّ (rabbi) (form II)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of رَبَّى (rabbā)

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “رب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic رَبّ (rabb).

Noun[edit]

Dari رب
Iranian Persian رب
Tajik рабб (rabb)

رب (rabb)

  1. master
  2. lord

Proper noun[edit]

Dari رب
Iranian Persian رب
Tajik Рабб (Rabb)

رب (Rabb)

  1. Lord
  2. God

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic رُبّ (rubb).

Noun[edit]

رب (robb)

  1. tomato sauce

Punjabi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian رب (rabb), from Arabic رَبّ (rabb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رب (rabbm (Gurmukhi spelling ਰੱਬ)

  1. God

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَبّ (rabb).

Noun[edit]

رب (rabm (Hindi spelling रब)

  1. God

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