tobe

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See also: Tobe, tobě, -to-be, and to-be

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Noun[edit]

tobe (plural tobes)

  1. A cotton garment worn in parts of northern Africa.
    • 1889, Edinburgh Review, page 391:
      It consists, for men and women alike, of a ‘tobe,’ or straight piece of cotton cloth (printed, or white with a crimson border), two breadths wide, and some twelve feet long, draped in graceful folds about the body, and fastened on the left shoulder.
    • 2010, Leila Aboulela, Lyrics Alley, page 4:
      She loved travelling to Egypt, and how she didn’t have to wear a tobe in Cairo.

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Verb[edit]

tobe

  1. First-person singular present of toben.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of toben.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of toben.
  4. Imperative singular of toben.