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]