See also: اب‎, آب‎, ات‎, آپ, and آت

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʔabw-, from the root ء ب و(ʾ-b-w)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔab/
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NounEdit

أَب (ʾabm (construct state أَبُو(ʾabū), dual أَبَوَانِ(ʾabawāni), plural آبَاء(ʾābāʾ), feminine أُمّ(ʾumm))

  1. father
  2. ancestor, forefather
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

أُبْ (ʾub) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of آبَ(ʾāba)

Further readingEdit


North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَب(ʾab).

NounEdit

أب (ʔabbm (construct state أبو(ʔabu), plural أبات(ʔabbāt) or أبهات(ʔabbahāt) or أبوات(ʔabbawāt))

  1. (Syria) father
    Synonym: (Lebanon) بي(bayy)

Usage notesEdit

  • When a suffix pronoun is added, either أب(ʔab-) or the construct form is used, e.g. أبي / أبوي(ʔabi / ʔabūy, my father).

See alsoEdit

  • إم(ʔimm, mother)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَب(ʾab).

NounEdit

أبّ (ʔabbm (construct state أبو(ʔabu), plural أبّهات(ʔabbahāt))

  1. father
    Synonym: (formal) والد(wāled)

Usage notesEdit

  • When a suffix pronoun is added, the construct form is used, e.g. أبوي(ʔabūy, my father).

See alsoEdit