كابوس

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Syriac ܟܒܘܫܐ‏ (kāḇōšā). Arabised into the common root ك ب س (k-b-s), which is related to pressing, squeezing etc.

Noun[edit]

كَابُوس (kābūsm (plural كَوَابِيس (kawābīs))

  1. nightmare
  2. incubus
  3. ordeal

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