عبر

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See also: غبرand غ ب ر

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Hebrew עָבַר(ʿāḇar, to cross), Old South Arabian 𐩲𐩨𐩧(to transgress), Akkadian 𒁄 (ebēru, to cross).

Verb[edit]

عَبَرَ (ʿabara) I, non-past يَعْبُرُ‎‎ (yaʿburu)

  1. to cross, to traverse
  2. to ford
  3. to swim (something)
  4. to pass over
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

عَبْر (ʿabrm

  1. verbal noun of عَبَرَ (ʿabara) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverbial accusative of عَبْر(ʿabr, crossing). Compare Old South Arabian 𐩲𐩨𐩧(towards).

Preposition[edit]

عَبْرَ (ʿabra)

  1. across
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From the root ع ب ر(ʿ-b-r) and in the meanings of explaining, interpreting, expressing a semantic loan from Middle Persian wtltn' (widardan) = Persian گذاردن(gozârdan, to cause to pass; to clean, to purge; to put, to place), گزاردن(gozârdan, to cause to pass; to draw the outline of a picture; to express).

Verb[edit]

عَبَّرَ (ʿabbara) II, non-past يُعَبِّرُ‎‎ (yuʿabbiru)

  1. to make cross
  2. to express, to put into terms
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • ebēru”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), volume 4, E, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1958, page 10
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1898), “Zum sporadischen Lautwandel in den semitischen Sprachen”, in Beiträge zur Assyriologie und semitischen Sprachwissenschaft[1] (in de), volume 3, pages 69–70