Abu Dhabi

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبُو ظَبْي(ʾabū ẓaby, father of the gazelle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑ.bu ˈdɑ.bi/, /ˈɑ.bu ˈðɑ.bi/, /ˈɑ.bu ˈdæ.bi/[1][2]

Proper noun[edit]

Abu Dhabi

  1. An emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf.
  2. The capital city of the United Arab Emirates; capital city of Abu Dhabi emirate, United Arab Emirates.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], →ISBN), page 6
  2. ^ “Abu Dhabi” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, →ISBN, page 5.

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبُو ظَبْي(ʾabū ẓaby), probably in part through English Abu Dhabi, as the transliteration dh for Arabic ظ() is not common in German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌabuˈdaːbi/
  • IPA(key): /ˌabuˈdabi/ (rare; learned)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Abu Dhabi n (genitive Abu Dhabis)

  1. Abu Dhabi (an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf)
  2. Abu Dhabi (the capital city of the United Arab Emirates).

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Abu Dhabi f

  1. Abu Dhabi (an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf)
  2. Abu Dhabi (the capital city of the United Arab Emirates).