قيقب

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Arabic[edit]

قَيْقَب Acer trautvetteri
قَيْقَب Celtis australis
قَيْقَب Acer trautvetteri
قَيْقَب Celtis australis
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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain etymology, from the root ق ب ب(q-b-b), meaning “the side of an animal”, “the belly or abdomen”, where the saddle rests; the root suggested by Lane to ultimately be onomatopoeic in origin from the sound of a rumbling stomach. Related to ق و ب(q-w-b), meaning “to carve, peel, or hollow out wood”, see قَبْقَاب(qabqāb). Also relation to Classical Syriac ܩܘܒܬܐ‎ originally meaning a vaulted structure, the sense of seat being post-Arabic influence, however suggests a connection perhaps with the vaulted dome or tent like howdah design, a woman's enclosed saddle.

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Noun[edit]

قَيْقَب (qayqabm (collective, singulative قَيْقَبَة‎ f (qayqaba))

  1. maple (Acer spp.)
  2. (al-Andalus) nettle tree, hackberry (Celtis australis)
    Synonyms: مَيْس(mays), نَشَم أَبْيَض(našam ʾabyaḍ)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of كتاب عمدة الطبيب في معرفة النبات لكل لبيب to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Abū al-Ḵayr al-ʾIšbīliyy to this entry?)
    • فأما غراسة الميس وهو القيقب وهو ضرب من النشم وإن الذكر هو النشم الأسود وثمره حب صغار سود مدحرجة في داخلها نواة. تؤكل في أكتوبر وفيها بعض الحلاوة وخشبه جيد للسروج ولغير ذلك. وتوافقه المواضع الرطبة وكل الأرض وينجب في كل مكان إلا في الأرض السوداء الحارة.‎‎
      In what concerns planting of nettle trees it is the hackberry and it is a sort of elm and the male is the black elm and its fruits are small, black, rotund berries with pips in its inner. They are eaten during October and are endowed with sweetness and its wood is good for saddles and other things. Moist spots and every earth is apt for it, and it prospers on every place except on dark, hot earth.
  3. strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
    Synonyms: قَيْقَبَان(qayqabān), قَطْلَب(qaṭlab), جَنَاء أَحْمَر(janāʾ ʾaḥmar)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ibn al-Bayṭār to this entry?)
  4. saddle-wood, wood used for making saddles or frames
  5. saddle

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