قرب

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See also: فرت, قرت, and ق ر ب

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From the root ق ر ب (q-r-b). Related to Biblical Hebrew קרב (qarab, to bring near).

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قَرُبَ (qaruba) I, non-past يَقْرُبُ‎ (yaqrubu)

  1. to be near, to come near, to approach
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قَرِبَ (qariba) I, non-past يَقْرَبُ‎ (yaqrabu)

  1. (transitive) to be near, to come near, to approach
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قَرَّبَ (qarraba) II, non-past يُقَرِّبُ‎ (yuqarribu) (causative)

  1. to cause or allow to be near
  2. to make or let approach
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قُرْب (qurbm

  1. verbal noun of قَرُبَ (qaruba) (form I)
  2. nearness, presence
    عِنْدَمَا كَانَ جَالِسًا بِالْقُرْبِ مِنْ زَوْجَتِهِ... صَرَخَتْ فِي وَجْهِ قَائِلَةً: اِبْتَعِدْ عَنِّي!‏‎ ― ʿindamā kāna jālisan bi-l-qurbi min zawjatihi... ṣaraḵat fī wajhi qāʾilatan: ibtaʿid ʿannī!When he was sitting next to his wife... she yelled into his face, saying: Go away from me!
    • 2004, Nancy Ajram, "Ana Leih", Ah W Noss
      أنا ليه بحب حبك قوي كده ليه
      وأموت في قربك أنا كده ليه
      ʾana leih bi-ḥubbi ḥubbak qawī kida leih
      wa-'mūtu fī qorbak ʾana kida leih

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قُرْبَ (qurba)

  1. near, in the vicinity of
    قُرْبَ ٱلظُّهْر‎ ― qurba ẓ-ẓuhrtowards noon

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