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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late borrowing from Ancient Greek γύψος (gúpsos); false cognate with جِصّ(jiṣṣ).

NounEdit

جِبْس (jibsm

  1. gypsum
  2. (synecdochical)
    1. parget, plaster
    2. mortar, grout

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VerbEdit

جَبَّسَ (jabbasa) II, non-past يُجَبِّسُ‎‎ (yujabbisu)

  1. to apply gypsum on

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North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely borrowed from Iranian, compare especially Northern Kurdish zebeş and jebeş as well as Zazaki debes. Ultimately from Middle Persian hlbyck' (xarbīzag, watermelon); a doublet of خِرْبِز‎(ḵirbiz, melon).

NounEdit

جبس (jabasm (singulative جبسة(jabasa))

  1. watermelon

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “جبس”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 164