See also: حلت‎, خلت, and ح ل ب

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from the root ح ل ب(ḥ-l-b), coming from the ancient tradition that Abraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

حَلَب (ḥalabm

  1. Aleppo (the capital city of Aleppo governorate, Syria)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ح ل ب(ḥ-l-b)

VerbEdit

حَلَبَ (ḥalaba) I, non-past يَحْلُبُor يَحْلِبُ‎‎ (yaḥlubu or yaḥlibu)

  1. to milk
  2. (rare) to yield milk
  3. (rare) to grant milking, to assign an animal to milk
ConjugationEdit

VerbEdit

حَلِبَ (ḥaliba) I, non-past يَحْلَبُ‎‎ (yaḥlabu)

  1. to be black
ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

حَلْب (ḥalbm

  1. verbal noun of حَلَبَ (ḥalaba) (form I)
DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

حَلَب (ḥalabm

  1. verbal noun of حَلِبَ (ḥaliba) (form I)
  2. fresh milk
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Related to the milk-giving qualities of these plants, compare the Spanish name of the spurge lechetrezna; but possibly from Classical Syriac, ܚܰܠܒ݂ܳܐ(ḥalbā, milk), construct state ܚܠܷܒ(ḥăleḇ), also meaning “spurge” in compounds.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

حُلَّب (ḥullabm

  1. Flueggea tinctoria; Euphorbia aegyptiaca and Euphorbia granulata
DeclensionEdit

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

حلب (halab)

  1. tin (container)
  2. tin plate

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic حَلَب(ḥalab).

Proper nounEdit

حلب (Halab)

  1. Aleppo (the capital city of Aleppo governorate, Syria)