See also: ستة, شبة, شبھ, and سبة

Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From the root ش ب ه (š-b-h).

Verb edit

شَبِهَ (šabiha) I, non-past يَشْبَهُ‎ (yašbahu)

  1. to resemble, to bear a resemblance, to be similar.
    يَشْبَهُ أَبَاهُ إِلَى حَدٍ بَعِيدٍ
    yašbahu ʔabāhu ʔilā ḥadin baʕīdin
    He resembles his father closely.

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شَبَّهَ (šabbaha) II, non-past يُشَبِّهُ‎ (yušabbihu)

  1. To compare or liken.
  2. To make equal or similar.

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Noun edit

شِبْه (šibhm (plural أَشْبَاه (ʔašbāh) or مَشَابِه (mašābih)) (with following genitive or pronominal clitic)

  1. a thing or person similar, alike (with following genitive)
    Synonym: مِثْل (miṯl)
    أَشْبَاهُهُʾašbāhu-huthe likes of him, his kind, his ilk
    وَشِبْهُهُمwa-šibhu-humand the likes of them, and their sort of people
  2. anything almost the same as, as good as, of the same kind as something else, -like, quasi-, semi- (with following genitive)
  3. anything uncertain, doubtful

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شَبَه (šabahm (plural أَشْبَاه (ʔašbāh) or مَشَابِه (mašābih))

  1. similarity
  2. likeness, figure
  3. (uncountable) brass

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Descendants edit

  • Swahili: shaba

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Persian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Arabic شِبْه (šibh).

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Classical reading? šiḇh
Dari reading? šibh
Iranian reading? šebh
Tajik reading? šibh

Noun edit

شبه (šebh)

  1. (with ezâfe) similar to, -like, quasi-, -oid, pseudo-
    شبه‌علمšebh-e-elmpseudoscience (literally, “quasi-science”)
    شبه‌نظامیšebh-e-nezâmimilitiaman (literally, “quasi-soldier”)
    شبه‌جزیرهšebh-e-jazirepeninsula (literally, “quasi-island”)

South Levantine Arabic edit

Root
ش ب ه
1 term

Etymology edit

From Arabic شَبِهَ (šabiha).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʃa.bah/, [ˈʃa.bah]
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Verb edit

شبه (šabah) I (present بشبه (bišbah))

  1. to resemble, to be similar
    Antonym: فرق (faraʔ)

Conjugation edit

    Conjugation of شبه (šabah)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m شبهت (šabaht) شبهت (šabaht) شبه (šabah) شبهنا (šabahna) شبهتو (šabahtu) شبهو (šabahu)
f شبهتي (šabahti) شبهت (šabhat)
present m بشبه (bašbah) بتشبه (btišbah) بشبه (bišbah) منشبه (mnišbah) بتشبهو (btišbahu) بشبهو (bišbahu)
f بتشبهي (btišbahi) بتشبه (btišbah)
subjunctive m أشبه (ʔašbah) تشبه (tišbah) يشبه (yišbah) نشبه (nišbah) تشبهو (tišbahu) يشبهو (yišbahu)
f تشبهي (tišbahi) تشبه (tišbah)
imperative m اشبه (išbah) اشبهو (išbahu)
f اشبهي (išbahi)