كلب

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See also: كَلْب and کلپ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kalb- (or ك ل ب (k-l-b)?).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَلْب (kalbm (plural كِلَاب (kilāb))

  1. dog
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Etymology 2[edit]

Likely denominal to كَلَب (kalab, rabies) or directly to كَلْب (kalb, dog).

Verb[edit]

كَلِبَ (kaliba) I, non-past يَكْلَبُ‎ (yaklabu)

  1. to be seized by hydrophobia, to become rabid
  2. to become mad, to become crazy
  3. to covet greedily
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References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1976), “كلب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-001-8

Etymology 3[edit]

Likely derived from كَلْب (kalb, dog).

Noun[edit]

كَلَب (kalabm

  1. verbal noun of كَلِبَ (kaliba) (form I)
  2. rabies, hydrophobia
    دَاء الْكَلَب‎ ― dāʾ al-kalabrabies, hydrophobia
  3. burning thirst
  4. greed
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Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

كَلِب (kalib)

  1. rabid, affected with rabies
  2. mad
  3. greedy
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