لب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ل ب ب (l-b-b), the noun from Proto-Semitic *libb-.

Cognate with Hebrew לב (lev) and Classical Syriac ܠܒܐ (lebbā).

Noun[edit]

لُبّ (lubbm (plural لُبُوب (lubūb))

  1. pulp, backlog, marrow, core, heart
    Synonym: (heart) قَلْب (qalb)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

لُبّ (lubbm (plural أَلْبَاب (ʔalbāb))

  1. intellect, discernment

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَبَّ (labba) I, non-past يَلُبُّ‎ (yalubbu)

  1. to stay, to bide, to persevere

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَبَّ (labba) I, non-past يَلَبُّ‎ (yalabbu), first-person non-past لَبِبْتُ (labibtu)
لَبَّ (labba) I, non-past يَلُبُّ‎ (yalubbu), first-person non-past لَبُبْتُ (labubtu)

  1. to be intelligent, to be smart

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “لب”, 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, page 78
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “لب”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 2641
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “لب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 1002
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “لب”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1138
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “لب”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary[1], London: W.H. Allen, page 906

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لب.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لب (lebbm pl

  1. kernels (specifically seed kernels)

Usage notes[edit]

The singular is لبة (lebba) f, s

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: λίμπ (límp) (Egyptiot Dialect)

Khalaj[edit]

Noun[edit]

لَب (ləb) (definite accusative لَبی, plural لَبلَر)

  1. Arabic spelling of ləb (lip)

Declension[edit]

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Persian لب (lab, lip).

Noun[edit]

لب (leb)

  1. lip, either of the two fleshy protrusions around the opening of the mouth
    Synonyms: شفه (şefe), طوداق (dudak)
  2. (by extension) edge, margin, border of a thing
    Synonyms: قیی (kıyı), كنار (kenar)
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic لُبّ (lubb, pith, kernel).

Noun[edit]

لب (lubb) (plural لبوب)

  1. kernel, pith, marrow, essence
    Synonyms: اوز (öz), مخ (muh), مغز (mağz)

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *lab- / *lap-, from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (lip, to lick).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Readings
Classical reading? laḇ
Dari reading? lab
Iranian reading? lab
Tajik reading? lab

Noun[edit]

Dari لب
Iranian Persian
Tajik лаб

لب (lab) (plural لبان (labân) or لب‌ها (lab-hâ))

  1. (anatomy) lip
    اگه گفتی دوستت دارم فقط بازی لب‌هات بود.
    Age gofti duset dâram faqat bâziye labhât bud.
    (colloquial) If (when) you said you love me, you weren't serious. (Literally: it was only your lip play.)
  2. edge

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Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*leb-

Borrowed from Classical Persian لب (lab).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لب (labm (Hindi spelling लब)

  1. (anatomy) lip
  2. edge
  3. margin, brim; shore

Declension[edit]

Declension of لب
singular plural
direct لب (lab) لب (lab)
oblique لب (lab) لبوں (labō̃)
vocative لب (lab) لبو (labō)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • لب”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.