صبيان

ArabicEdit

NounEdit

صِبْيَان (ṣibyānm pl

  1. plural of صَبِيّ(ṣabiyy)

NounEdit

صُبْيَان (ṣubyānm pl

  1. plural of صَبِيّ(ṣabiyy)

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic صِبْيان(ṣibyān).

NounEdit

صِبيان or صُبيان (ṣibyān or ṣubyānm pl

  1. plural of صبي(ṣabi)
  2. boys; sons; guys
    1. plural of ولد(walad, boy)
    2. plural of ابن(ibin, son)
    3. plural of شب(šabb, teenager, young man)

Usage notesEdit

  • In all three cases of sense #2, صبيان is not the main plural, but serves chiefly to explicitly specify the masculine. The use as plural of شب (šabb) is less common, but compare related صبيه(ṣabīye).