db

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See also: dB, Db, DB, ȸ, and D♭

Egyptian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly related to db (horn, tusk); compare the possible relation between ḫꜣb (hippopotamus) and ḫꜣb (to be bent) (in reference to the animal’s tusks).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dbE25

 m

  1. hippopotamus
  2. skin or fat of the hippopotamus, used medicinally
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly a doublet of ꜥb (horn), according to the Rösslerian school of Egyptian comparison.

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Noun[edit]

dbdb

 m

  1. horn (of oxen, gazelles, etc.)
  2. tusk
  3. hollowed-out horn for holding oil, used by Asiatics
  4. horn of the moon
  5. (by extension) wing or flank of an army [18th Dynasty]
  6. (by extension) prick, sting [Greco-Roman Period]
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Descendants[edit]
  • Demotic: tp

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 41

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɒrɒb]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

db (plural db-ok)

  1. Abbreviation of darab (piece, chunk).

Usage notes[edit]

There is no period after 'db' as an exception in Hungarian language.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative db db-ok
accusative db-ot db-okat
dative db-nak db-oknak
instrumental db-bal db-okkal
causal-final db-ért db-okért
translative db-bá db-okká
terminative db-ig db-okig
essive-formal db-ként db-okként
essive-modal
inessive db-ban db-okban
superessive db-on db-okon
adessive db-nál db-oknál
illative db-ba db-okba
sublative db-ra db-okra
allative db-hoz db-okhoz
elative db-ból db-okból
delative db-ról db-okról
ablative db-tól db-októl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
db-é db-oké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
db-éi db-okéi
Possessive forms of db
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. db-om db-jaim
2nd person sing. db-od db-jaid
3rd person sing. db-ja db-jai
1st person plural db-unk db-jaink
2nd person plural db-otok db-jaitok
3rd person plural db-juk db-jaik

Northern Sami[edit]

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Noun[edit]

db

  1. Abbreviation of deadjabaste (teaspoon).