مرحبا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ر ح ب (r-ḥ-b); related to the verb رَحِبَ (raḥiba, to be wide). (The verb رَحَّبَ (raḥḥaba, to make welcome, to receive graciously) is derived from this term.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mar.ħa.ban/
  • IPA(key): /mar.ħa.ba/ (colloquial)

Adverb[edit]

مَرْحَبًا (marḥaban)

  1. hello, welcome

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “رحب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَرْحَبًا (marḥaban).

Interjection[edit]

مرحبا (merhaba)

  1. hello

Descendants[edit]