ربع

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Arabic[edit]

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    Cardinal: أَرْبَعَة(ʾarbaʿa)
    Ordinal: رَابِع(rābiʿ)
    Multiplier: رُبَاعِيّ(rubāʿiyy), مُرَبَّع(murabbaʿ)
    Distributive: رُبَاعَ(rubāʿa)
    Fractional: رُبُع (rubuʿ), رُبْع (rubʿ)

Etymology[edit]

From the root ر ب ع(r-b-ʿ); compare أَرْبَعَة(ʾarbaʿa, four).

Noun[edit]

رُبُع or رُبْع (rubuʿ or rubʿm (plural أَرْبَاع(ʾarbāʿ))

  1. one fourth, one quarter
  2. quarter (area or region)

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: ربع(rubiʿ)
  • Moroccan Arabic: ربع(rbaʕ)
  • Catalan: arrova
  • Middle Armenian: ռուպ (ṙup)
  • Italian: rubbio
  • Old Portuguese: arrova, arroba

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Gulf Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kuwait) (quarter): IPA(key): /rʊbɪʕ/
  • (Kuwait) (friends): IPA(key): /rəbɪʕ/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic رُبُع(rubuʿ).

Noun[edit]

رُبِع (rubiʿm (dual رُبْعين(rubʿēn), plural اَرْباع(arbāʿ))

  1. quarter, one fourth
  2. (Kuwait) a quarter Kuwaiti Dinar, equivalent to 250 Fils

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

رَبِع (rabiʿm (plural only)

  1. (plural only) friends
    Synonyms: رفيج(rfīj) (singular), صاحب(ṣāḥib) (singular)