كلب

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See also: كَلْبand کلپ

Arabic[edit]

الكلب

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *kalb-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kalb/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

كَلْب (kalbm (plural كِلَاب(kilāb))

  1. dog
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: چَلْب(/t͡ʃəlb/), جَلْب(čalb)
  • Maltese: kelb
  • Moroccan Arabic: كلب(kalb)
  • Ottoman Turkish: كلب(kelp)
Related terms[edit]

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
Conjugation[edit]

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
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

كَلِب (kalib)

  1. rabid, affected with rabies
  2. mad
  3. greedy
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1837) , “كلب”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, pages 51–52
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “كلب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 979

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كَلْب(kalb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كلب (kalbm (plural كلاب(klāb), feminine كلبة(kalba), diminutive كليب(kliyyib))

  1. dog

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

كَلْب

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic كَلْب(kalb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كلب (kelp) (plural كلاب(kilap), feminine كلبت(kelbet))

  1. dog
    Synonyms: كوپك(köpek), ایت(it)
    • a. 1636, Nefʿī
      طاهر افندی بڭا كلب دیمش
      التفاتی بو سوزده ظاهردر
      مالكی مذهبم بنم زیرا
      اعتقادمجه كلب طاهردر.‎
      Tahir Efendi bana kelp demiş
      İltifatı bu sözde zahirdir
      Maliki mezhebim benim zira
      İtikadımca kelp tahirdir
      Mr. Ṭāhir has called me a dog
      This is an apparent compliment
      For my school of law is the Mālikīy
      According to my belief the dog is clean.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic كَلَب(kalab).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كلب (kelep)

  1. rabies, hydrophobia
  2. ferocity, virulence

Etymology 3[edit]

From Persian کلاف(kalâf), کلابه(kalâbe), کلاوه(kalâve, clew).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كلب (kelep)

  1. clew, ball of yarn
  2. weasel, reel
    Synonym: آرشین(arşın)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680) , “كلب”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 3904
  • Zenker, Julius Theodor (1876) , “كلب”, in Türkisch-arabisch-persisches Handwörterbuch, volume 2, Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, page 756