كعب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك ع ب (k-ʿ-b).

Verb[edit]

كَعَبَ (kaʿaba) I, non-past يَكْعُبُ or يَكْعِبُ‎ (yakʿubu or yakʿibu)

  1. to be full and round, to be swelling (of the breasts)
Conjugation[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1976), “كعب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-001-8

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَعَّبَ (kaʿʿaba) II, non-past يُكَعِّبُ‎ (yukaʿʿibu)

  1. to make cubic, to cube
  2. to dice
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَعْب (kaʿbm (plural كِعَاب (kiʿāb) or كُعُوب (kuʿūb))

  1. knot, knob, node
  2. joint, articulation
  3. (anatomy) ankle, anklebone
  4. (anatomy) heel (of shoe or foot)
  5. stub, counterfoil, coupon
  6. ferrule
  7. die, cube
  8. fame, glory, honor, rank
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُعْب (kuʿbm

  1. breasts, bosom
Declension[edit]