لبن

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ل ب ن(l-b-n). Cognate to Hebrew לָבָן(laván, white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لَبَن (labanm (plural أَلْبَان(ʾalbān) or لِبَان(libān))

  1. (uncountable) milk
  2. (uncountable) leban, coagulated sour milk
  3. (in the plural) dairy products
  4. yogurt
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Etymology 2[edit]

As Hebrew לְבֵנָה(ləḇenā́, brick) borrowed from Aramaic לְבִינְּתָּא(ləḇinṯā, ləḇittā) (written in Classical Syriac ܠܒܬܐ(ləḇettā)), from Akkadian 𒋞 (SIG4 /libittu/), whence also Ugaritic 𐎍𐎁𐎐𐎚 (lbnt), from the root in Akkadian corresponding to ل ب ن(l-b-n), apparently the singulative in Arabic came first.

Noun[edit]

لِبْن or لَبِن (libn or labinm (collective, singulative لِبْنَة(libna) or لَبِنَة(labina))

  1. bricks, adobes
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Etymology 3[edit]

Denominal verb of لَبِن(labin, brick).

Verb[edit]

لَبَّنَ (labbana) II, non-past يُلَبِّنُ‎‎ (yulabbinu)

  1. to make brick
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References[edit]

  • lbnh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, pages 4–5
  • Kaufman, Stephen A. (1974) The Akkadian Influences on Aramaic (The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Assyriological Studies; 19)‎[1], Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, page 66

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kuwait) IPA(key): /ˈlɪbən/

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لَبَن(laban), from the root ل ب ن.

Noun[edit]

لِبَن (lébanf

  1. (uncountable) leban, coagulated sour milk.