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
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَبّ (rabbm (plural أَرْبَاب(ʾarbāb) or رُبُوب(rubūb), feminine رَبَّة(rabba))

  1. verbal noun of رَبَّ (rabba) (form I)
  2. master, lord, king, sovereign, potentate
    Coordinate terms: عَبْد(ʿabd), خَادِم(ḵādim)
    رَبّ الْعَائِلَة(rabb al-ʿāʾila, paterfamilias)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 12:41:
      يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَمَّا أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِي رَبَّهُ خَمْرًا ۖ وَأَمَّا الْآخَرُ فَيُصْلَبُ فَتَأْكُلُ الطَّيْرُ مِن رَّأْسِهِ
      yā ṣāḥibayi s-sijni ʾammā ʾaḥadukumā fayasqī rabbahu ḵamran waʾammā l-ʾāḵaru fayuṣlabu fataʾkulu ṭ-ṭayru min rraʾsihi
      “O my fellow inmates! One of you will serve his master wine; while the other will be crucified, and the birds will eat from his head. Thus the matter you are inquiring about is settled.”
  3. the Lord, an epithet of God
    الرَّبّ(ar-rabb, God, Lord)
  4. god, deity
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 12:39:
      يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَأَرْبَابٌ مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ
      yā ṣāḥibayi s-sijni ʾaʾarbābun mmutafarriqūna ḵayrun ʾami l-lahu l-wāḥidu l-qahhāru
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  5. leader, chief, head
    رَبّ بَحْرِيّ(rabb baḥriyy, seaman (naval rank))
  6. owner, proprietor
  7. (with a following genitive) one possessed of, one endowed with
  8. (with a following genitive) having to do with
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afar: Rábbi
  • Azerbaijani: rəbb, Rəbb
  • Bashkir: раббы (rabbı)
  • Bengali: রব (rôb)
  • Ottoman Turkish: رب(rabb)
  • (via plural) Ottoman Turkish: ارباب

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ر ب ب(r-b-b).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. thickened fruit juice, thickened juice
  2. mash, pulp
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Etymology 4[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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)

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic رَبّ(rabb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari رب
Iranian Persian
Tajik рабб (rabb)

رب (rabb)

  1. master, lord

Proper noun[edit]

Dari رب
Iranian Persian
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]

رَبّ (rabbm (Gurmukhi spelling ਰੱਬ)

  1. God
    Synonyms: واہِگُرُو(vāhigurū), اللہ(allāh)

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic رَبّ(rabb).

Noun[edit]

رب (rabm (Hindi spelling रब)

  1. God
  2. Lord

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