كبر

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك ب ر (k-b-r).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَبُرَ (kabura) I, non-past يَكْبُرُ‎ (yakburu)

  1. to be or become big
  2. to grow, to grow up
  3. to become famous
  4. to become too great (for something)
  5. to disdain
  6. to become too oppressive
  7. to appear intolerable
  8. to become too difficult
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَبَرَ (kabara) I, non-past يَكْبُرُ‎ (yakburu)

  1. to be older than
    • 1949, Naguib Mahfouz, The beginning and the end, Dar El-Shorouk, page 6:
      يَكْبُرُ أَخَاهُ بِعَامَيْنِ
      yakburu ʾaḵāhu bi-ʿāmayni
      He is two years older than his brother
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَبَّرَ (kabbara) II, non-past يُكَبِّرُ‎ (yukabbiru)

  1. to enlarge, to make something bigger.
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَبْر (kabrm

  1. verbal noun of كَبَرَ (kabara) (form I)

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُبْر (kubrm

  1. verbal noun of كَبُرَ (kabura) (form I)