Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
ء ب ر (ʔ b r)
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أَبَرَ (ʔabara) I, non-past يَأْبِرُ or يَأْبُرُ‎ (yaʔbiru or yaʔburu)

  1. to bite, to sting
    Synonyms: لَسَعَ (lasaʕa), لَدَغَ (ladaḡa)
  2. to pollinate
    يَأْبُرُ ٱلنَّحْلُ ٱلشَّجَرَ
    yaʔburu n-naḥlu š-šajara
    The bees pollinate the trees.
  3. to give a needle into food
    أُبِرَتِ ٱلشَّاةُ
    ʔubirati š-šātu
    The sheep ate a needle in the fodder.
  4. to speak badly of a person in his absence, to backbite
    Synonym: اِغْتَابَ (iḡtāba)
    أَبَرَا صَدِيقَتَهُمَا
    ʔabarā ṣadīqatahumā
    The two ones backbit their friend. (spoke evil behind her back)
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Etymology 2

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ب ر ر (b r r)
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أَبَرَّ (ʔabarra) IV, non-past يُبِرُّ‎ (yubirru)

  1. to perform, to execute, to confirm by fulfilment
  2. to overcome, to be refractory and subdue, to surpass
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Etymology 3

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أَبُرْ (ʔabur) (form I)

  1. first-person singular non-past active jussive of بَارَ (bāra)