See also: تثر‎, بتر‎, پتر‎, ثبر‎, تتر‎, تبر‎, بثر, and بئر

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بَبْرٌ

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Classical Syriac ܒܒܪܐ(bbrʾ) and cognate to Akkadian 𒌨𒁇𒊏 (barbaru, wolf), likely an early Semitic loan from Sumerian 𒌨𒁇𒊏 (urbarra, literally outside dog, wild predator).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

بَبْر (babrm (plural بُبُور(bubūr))

  1. tiger
    • a. 869 C.E., الجاحظ, كتاب التبصرة بالتجارة:
      يُجْلَبُ مِنَ ٱلهِنْدِ ٱلبُبُورُ، وَٱلنُّمُورُ، وَٱلفِيَلَةُ، وَجُلُودُ ٱلنُّمُورِ، وَٱليَاقُوتُ ٱلأَحْمَرُ، وَٱلصَّنْدَلُ ٱلأَبْيَضُ []
      yujlabu mina l-hindi l-bubūru, wa-n-numūru, wa-l-fiyalatu, wa-julūdu n-numūri, wa-l-yāqūtu l-ʾaḥmaru, wa-ṣ-ṣandalu l-ʾabyaḍu []
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DeclensionEdit

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Ottoman TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Greek πιπέρι, πιπεριά (pipéri, piperiá).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ببر (biber)

  1. pepper (vegetable, plant, and spice)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kélékian, Diran (1911), “ببر”, in Dictionnaire turc-français, Constantinople: Mihran, page 251
  • Meyer, Gustav (1892), “Türkische Studien. I. Die griechischen und romanischen Bestandtheile im Wortschatze des Osmanisch-Türkischen”, in Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (in German), volume 128, Wien: In Commission bei F. Tempsky, page 28
  • Redhouse, James W. (1890), “ببر”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon, Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 338

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian ببر(babr).

NounEdit

ببر (bebr)

  1. tiger

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian bplk' (babrag).

NounEdit

ببر (babar) (plural ببرها(babar-hâ))

  1. (archaic) beaver

Etymology 2Edit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ببر (babr) (plural ببرها(babr-hâ) or ببران(babrân))

Dari Persian ببر
Iranian Persian
Tajik бабр (babr)
  1. tiger
  2. (India) lion
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “babr”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press
  • Horn, Paul (1893) Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, page 42