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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ṭāb- with leveling to the typical Arabic adjective pattern CayyiC of hollow roots, in this case the root ط ي ب (ṭ-y-b).

AdjectiveEdit

طَيِّب (ṭayyib) (feminine طَيِّبَة (ṭayyiba), masculine plural طَيِّبُونَ (ṭayyibūna), feminine plural طَيِّبَات (ṭayyibāt), elative أَطْيَب (ʾaṭyab))

  1. good
  2. charming, pleasant, agreeable
  3. enjoyable
  4. tasty, palatable
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Proper nounEdit

طَيِّب (ṭayyibm

  1. A male given name
DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ط ي ب (ṭ-y-b). Compare Old South Arabian 𐩷𐩺𐩨 (ṭyb, incense), Shehri: ṭíb (gold), Akkadian: [script needed] (ṭābtu, goodness; salt) at least for the semantics.

NounEdit

طِيب (ṭībm

  1. goodness, kind-heartedness; agreeability
  2. fragrance, scent
    • 13th Century CE, Imam Al-Busiri, Al-Burda:
      لَا طِيبَ يَعْدِلُ تُرْبًا ضَمَّ أَعْظُمَهُ
      ṭība yaʿdilu turban ḍamma ʾaʿẓumahu
      No perfume equals the dust (earth) which is touching his body.
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

طَيَّبَ (ṭayyaba) II, non-past يُطَيِّبُ‎ (yuṭayyibu)

  1. to season, to spice (food)
  2. to make pleasant, to make sweet
  3. to perfume, to aromatise
ConjugationEdit

HimyariticEdit

NounEdit

طيب (ṭīb)

  1. gold

ReferencesEdit

  • Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. 2007, →ISBN, page 694