ربما

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compounded of رُبَّ(rubba) +‎ مَا().

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rub.ba.maː/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

رُبَّمَا or رُبَمَا (rubbamā or rubamā)

  1. perhaps, maybe
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 15:2:
      رُبَمَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْ كَانُوا مُسْلِمِينَ
      rubamā yawaddu allaḏīna kafarū law kānū muslimīna
      Perhaps those who disbelieve will wish that they had been Muslims.

References[edit]

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