ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

دَبَّ (dábba) (perfect, Verb form I)

  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

دَبَّ (dábba) (perfect, Verb form II)

  1. to sharpen, to taper

NounEdit

دُبّ (dubbm, plurals أَدْبَاب (’adbāb)‎ or دِبَبَة (díbaba)‎

  1. (zoology) bear
    (astronomy) الدب الاصغر (ad-dubb al-’áṣğar)Ursa Minor
    (astronomy) الدب الاكبر (ad-dubb al-’ákbar)Ursa Major

Related termsEdit

  • دابة
  • دباب
  • دبابة
  • دبي
  • دبيب
  • دويبة
  • مدب
  • مدبب

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 02:59