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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root د ب ب (d-b-b).

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VerbEdit

دَبَّ (dabba) I, non-past يَدِبُّ‎ (yadibbu)

  1. to creep, to crawl
  2. to proceed, to advance, to move slowly
  3. to go on all fours
  4. to enter
  5. to steal, to creep
  6. to spread, to fill, to pervade, to invade
  7. to gain ground
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ReferencesEdit
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *dubb- (bear), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *dab- (big animal). Compare Aramaic דבא (debā, debo), Hebrew דוב (dov).

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NounEdit

دُبّ (dubbm (plural أَدْبَاب (ʾadbāb) or دِبَبَة (dibaba), feminine دُبَّة (dubba))

  1. (zoology) bear
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَصْغَر (ad-dubb al-ʾaṣḡar, Ursa Minor)
    (astronomy) الدُّبّ الْأَكْبَر (ad-dubb al-ʾakbar, Ursa Major)
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Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دَبّ (dabbm

  1. verbal noun of دَبَّ (dabba) (form I)
  2. walking along slowly
  3. creeping, crawling
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Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دِبّ (dibbm

  1. slow walk
  2. creeping, crawling
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