طيب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ṭāb- with leveling to the typical Arabic adjective pattern CayyiC of hollow roots, in this case the root ط ي ب (ṭ-y-b).

Adjective[edit]

طَيِّب (ṭayyib) (feminine طَيِّبَة (ṭayyiba), elative أَطْيَب (ʾaṭyab))

  1. good
  2. charming, pleasant, agreeable
  3. enjoyable
  4. tasty, palatable
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Proper noun[edit]

طَيِّب (ṭayyibm

  1. A male given name
Descendants[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ط ي ب (ṭ-y-b). Compare Old South Arabian 𐩷𐩺𐩨 (ṭyb, incense), Shehri: ṭíb (gold), Akkadian: [script needed] (ṭābtu, goodness; salt) at least for the semantics.

Noun[edit]

طِيب (ṭībm

  1. goodness, kind-heartedness; agreeability
  2. fragrance, scent
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

طَيَّبَ (ṭayyaba) II, non-past يُطَيِّبُ‎ (yuṭayyibu)

  1. to season, to spice (food)
  2. to make pleasant, to make sweet
  3. to perfume, to aromatise
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Himyaritic[edit]

Noun[edit]

طيب (ṭīb)

  1. gold

References[edit]

  • Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. 2007, ISBN 9004144757, page 694