See also: درتand ذرت


Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Δέρβη (Dérbē, Derbe), a border town in Lycaonia at the Cilician Gates.


دَرْب (darbm (plural دُرُوب(durūb))

  1. path, pass, way
Derived termsEdit
  • Classical Syriac: ܕܰܪܒܳܐ(darbā, way, path)

Etymology 2Edit

From the root د ر ب(d-r-b). Possibly these verbs are all denominally formed from دَرْب (darb), since Derbe was a town to be passed for those who were drilled for war against the Greeks. The same even applies to Spain, the Pyrenees being called الدُرُوب (ad-durūb), to be passed for war against the Franks.


دَرِبَ (dariba) I, non-past يَدْرَبُ‎‎ (yadrabu)

  1. to accustom oneself, become familiar with
  2. (construed with بِ(bi)) to practice in
  3. to be badly off


دَرَب (darabm

  1. verbal noun of دَرِبَ (dariba, to accustom oneself, become familiar, practice in) (form I)

Etymology 3Edit

Causative of دَرِبَ(dariba, to accustom oneself, become familiar, practice in).


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دَرَّبَ (darraba) II, non-past يُدَرِّبُ‎‎ (yudarribu)

  1. to accustom, to familiarize
  2. to exercise, to drill
  3. to show oneself enduring
  4. to guide, to direct


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  • Freytag, Georg (1833), “درب”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum, volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 19
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “درب”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 1, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 684
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “درب”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 866–867
  • Vollers, Karl (1897), “Beiträge zur Kenntniss der lebenden arabischen Sprache in Aegypten”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 51, page 296–297
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “درب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 318



From Middle Persian dlpʾs (darbās).


درب (darb)

  1. gate