قصب

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See also: قصت‎, قضب, and قضت

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from قَصَّاب(qaṣṣāb, butcher) borrowed from Aramaic קצבא‎ /‎ ܩܰܨܳܒܳܐ(qaṣṣābā), therewith forming a root ق ص ب(q-ṣ-b). Doublet of indigenous Arabic قَضَبَ(qaḍaba, to cut off, to trim).

Verb[edit]

قَصَبَ (qaṣaba) I, non-past يَقْصِبُ‎‎ (yaqṣibu)

  1. to cut up (a slaughtered animal)
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

قَصْب (qaṣbm

  1. verbal noun of قَصَبَ (qaṣaba) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ق ص ب(q-ṣ-b) meaning "to be segment", "to be cut into sections", "to be severed"; stemming from a reed's divisions or from being collected as cut pieces; compare قَضْب(qaḍb).

Noun[edit]

قَصَب (qaṣabm (collective, singulative قَصَبَة(qaṣaba))

  1. stalk
  2. reed, cane (especially sugarcane)
  3. thread, filament
  4. pipe
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 258
  • Freytag, Georg (1835), “قصب”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum, volume 3, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 450
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “قصب”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 2, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 746
  • Löw, Immanuel (1928) Die Flora der Juden[1] (in German), volume 1, Wien und Leipzig: R. Löwit, pages 662–685