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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ṣ́abb-. Compare Classical Syriac ܥܒܐ(ʿabbā, spiny-tailed lizard) and Hebrew צַב(ṣaḇ, turtle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ضَبّ (ḍabbm (plural ضِبَاب(ḍibāb) or ضُبَّان(ḍubbān), feminine ضَبَّة(ḍabba))

  1. spiny-tailed lizard (any lizard of the genus Uromastyx)
    • 876, The Letter of Ya'qūb-i Layth to Al-Mu'tamid, written by the poet Ibrāhim ibn Mamshādh
      فعودوا الى ارضكم بالحجاز
      لاكل الضباب ورعي الغنم
      So return to your [own] land in Hejaz [Arabia], to eat lizards and to graze [your] sheep

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: dabb lizard

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ReferencesEdit

  • ابن منظور. «الضَّبَّةُ»، لسان العرب.
  • ياقوت الحموي. «إبراهيم بن ممشاذ أبو إسحاق المتوكلي الأصبهاني»، معجم الأدباء.
  • Meisami, Julie Scott (1999) Persian Historiography: To the End of the Twelfth Century, Edinburgh University Press, →ISBN, page 116