كبير

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See also: كثير and كتير

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From root ⁧ك ب ر(k-b-r). Cognate with Hebrewכַּבִּיר(kabbir, enormous, mighty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.biːr/
    • (Kuwait Gulf) IPA(key): /kbiːr/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

كَبِير (kabīr) (feminineكَبِيرَة(kabīra), common pluralكِبَار(kibār), masculine pluralكُبَرَاء(kubarāʔ), feminine pluralكَبِيرَات(kabīrāt) orكَبَائِر(kabāʔir), elativeأَكْبَر(ʔakbar))

  1. big, large
    Antonym:صَغِير(ṣaḡīr)
    مَدِينَةٌ كَبِيرَةُ⁩ ― madīnatun kabīratua big city
  2. great, great importance
  3. old (for a person)
    Synonym:مُسِنّ(musinn)
    Antonyms:صَغِير(ṣaḡīr), ⁧شَابّ(šābb)
    مَاذَا أَخْبَرَكَ ذَاكَ اَلرَّجُلُ اَلْكَبِيرُ السِّنِّ؟
    māḏā ʔaḵbaraka ḏāka r-rajulu l-kabīru s-sinni?
    What did that old man tell you?

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Noun[edit]

كَبِير (kabīrm (pluralكِبَار(kibār) orكُبَرَاء(kubarāʔ), feminineكَبِيرَة(kabīra))

  1. chief, leader
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 26:49:
      إِنَّهُ لَكَبِيرُكُمُ الَّذِي عَلَّمَكُمُ السِّحْرَ فَلَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ
      ʔinnahu lakabīrukumu allaḏī ʕallamakumu s-siḥra falasawfa taʕlamūna
      He is indeed your chief who has taught you magic! Soon you will know!

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

كبير (kibīr) (feminineكبيرة(kibīra), masculine pluralكبار(kubār), elativeأكبر(ʔakbar))

  1. big
  2. great
  3. old (for a person)

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
ك ب ر
2 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicكَبِير(kabīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

كبير (kbīr) (feminineكبيرة(kbīra), common pluralكبار(kbār), masculine pluralكبيرين(kbīrīn), feminine pluralكبيرات(kbīrāt), elativeأكبر(ʔakbar) orكبر(kbar))

  1. big
    Antonym:صغير(ṣḡīr)
    مدينة كبيرة⁩ ― mdīna kbīraa big city
  2. great
  3. old (for a person)
    Synonym:شارف(šārif)
    Antonyms:صغير(ṣḡīr), ⁧شاب(šābb)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ك ب ر
3 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicكَبِير(kabīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kbiːr/, [kbiːr]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

كبير (kbīr) (feminineكبيرة(kbīre), common pluralكبار(kbār), elativeأكبر(ʔakbar))

  1. large, big
    Antonym:زغير(zḡīr)
  2. adult, old (of a person)
    Antonym:زغير(zḡīr)

See also[edit]

  • قديم(ʔadīm, old (of things))