Arabic

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Etymology

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From Persian دولاب (dulâb, dolâb).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /duː.laːb/, /daw.laːb/

Noun

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دُولَاب or دَوْلَاب (dūlāb or dawlābm (plural دَوَالِيب (dawālīb))

  1. water-wheel
    • a. 896, Ibn ar-Rũmīy, يا سائلي عن مجمع اللذات[1]:
      ومتِّع العين بها مَليَّا – وأطبق الخبزَ وكلْ هنيّا
      طوراً تُرى كفِلكةِ الدولاب – وتارةً كعسجدِ الذُّؤابِ
      And bespin the eye with it for long – layer bread, beget bare throng!
      Lots, looks like a hench waterwheel – strings of gold, clumps for real!
    • a. 1000, المقدسي, edited by Michael Jan de Goeje, أحسن التقاسيم في معرفة الأقاليم [ʾaḥsan at-taqāsīm fī maʿrifa al-ʾaqālīm] (Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum; 3)‎[2], Leiden: E. J. Brill, published 1877, 1906, page 208 line 8:
      والقادوس كوز الدولاب
      And bucket is the dipper of a water-wheel.
  2. wheel
  3. tire
  4. gears, machinery
  5. closet, cupboard (in Egypt and Levant)

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Azerbaijani

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Noun

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دولاب (dolab) (definite accusative دولابی (dolabı), plural دولابلار (dolablar))

  1. Arabic spelling of dolab (closet)

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Hijazi Arabic

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Etymology

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From Persian دولاب (dolâb, closet).

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Noun

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دولاب (dōlābm (plural دَوَاليب (dawālīb))

  1. closet

Persian

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Etymology 1

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Perhaps from دو (do, two) +‎ لاب (lâb, split, cleft; half).

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Readings
Classical reading? dulāḇ
Dari reading? dulāb
Iranian reading? dolâb
Tajik reading? dulob

Noun

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دولاب (dolâb)

  1. (now dialectal) cupboard; closet
  2. trick, fraud, machination
Descendants
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  • Armenian: դոլաբ (dolab)
  • Azerbaijani: dolab
  • Central Kurdish: [script needed] (dołab)
  • Northern Kurdish: dolab, dolap, dolav
  • Ottoman Turkish: طولاب (dolab)

Etymology 2

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From دول (dul) +‎ آب (âb), or from earlier دلوآب (dalv-âb), from دلو (dalv) + آب (âb), or this is an analogic formation. The vocalism dowlâb is reborrowed from Arabic دَوْلَاب (dawlāb).

Noun

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دولاب (dulâb, dowlâb) (plural دولاب‌ها (dulâb, dowlâb-hâ))

  1. (archaic) water wheel; draw-well
    1. (archaic) Persian wheel
    • 1045-1052, Nasir Khusraw, Safarnama
      بر آب دولاب های بسیار ساخته اند.
      bar âb dulâb-hâye basyâr sâxta-and.
      [O]ver [the Orontes] river they have built many water wheels.
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