صبية

(Redirected from صبيه)

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

صَبِيَّة (ṣabiyyaf (plural صَبَايَا(ṣabāyā), masculine صَبِيّ(ṣabiyy))

  1. feminine equivalent of صَبِيّ(ṣabiyy, boy, servant):
    1. girl, young woman
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

صِبْيَة or صُبْيَة (ṣibya or ṣubyam pl

  1. plural of صَبِيّ(ṣabiyy)

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic صَبِيّة(ṣabiyya).

NounEdit

صبية (ṣabiyyef (plural صبايا(ṣabāya))

  1. a female teenager or a young woman, chiefly unmarried

Usage notesEdit

  • Similarly to girl, the North Levantine word referred originally to an unmarried woman up to circa 20 years of age. With the rise of the average marriage age it may now be significantly stretched, though probably not beyond 30 years.
  • The masculine equivalent is شب(šabb), which see for more.
  • صبية is widely interchangeable with بنت(bint), though the latter is broader as it includes little girls and also means “daughter”.