قصبة

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Etymology[edit]

Singulative noun composed of قَصَب(qaṣab, stalk) +‎ ـَة(-a)

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Noun[edit]

قَصَبَة (qaṣabaf (singulative, collective قَصَب‎ m (qaṣab))

  1. stalk, cane
  2. thread, filament
  3. pipe
    1. (anatomy) ellipsis of قَصَبَة هَوَائِيَّة(qaṣaba(t) hawāʾiyya, windpipe, trachea)
  4. fortified borough of a city, or the fort itself, casbah
  5. (obsolete, Egypt/Sudan until 1891) a linear measure, 1500 of a فَرْسَخ(farsaḵ) – about 3.5 m
  6. (obsolete, Saudi Arabia until 1964) a linear measure, 324025 of a فَرْسَخ(farsaḵ) – 38.4 m

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References[edit]

  • Cardarelli, François, Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins, London: Springer, 2003, →ISBN, pages 128, 135