Rabia

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See also: rabia, rabiá, ràbia, rabià, and râbia

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَبِيع (rabīʿ, spring). A near homophone is Arabic رَابِعَة (rābiʿa), the feminine of رَابِع (rābiʿ, fourth), from أَرْبَعَة (ʾarbaʿa, four). Hence Rabia can also mean "the fourth female".

Proper noun[edit]

Rabia

  1. A female given name used by Muslims, meant to symbolize the beginning of life, hope and the advent of happiness after a dark winter. The name of the first female Sufi saint, Rabia Basri.
  2. The name used by Muslims to refer to the Biblical character Rebekah.

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