يربوع

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʿakbar- (mouse) mingled with عُرْقُوب(ʿurqūb, hamstring, Achilles tendon) from *ʿarqūb- (hamstring, Achilles tendon) in specialization to the fauna of the Arabian desert where the jerboa is marked by its jumping muscles. Compare Classical Syriac ܥܽܘܩܒܪܳܐ(ʾuqbarā, mouse), Hebrew עַכְבָּר‏(ʾaḵbār, mouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

يَرْبُوع (yarbūʿm (plural يَرَابِيع(yarābīʿ))

  1. jerboa

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: jerboa
  • Latin: gerbo