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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ي ب(ʿ-y-b) (related to shame and disgrace).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَابَ (ʿāba) I, non-past يَعِيبُ‎‎ (yaʿību)

  1. to blame, to decry
  2. to shame, to humiliate, to disgrace
    • 2012, Julia Boutros (lyrics and music), “مُقاوِم”, in أَحِبّائي:
      عَابَ مَجْدَكَ بِالمَذَلَّةِ وَالهَزَائِمِ
      حِينَمَا هَبَّ الجَنُوبُ لِكَيْ يُقَاوِم
      You glory was shamed with humility and defeats /// When the South stood up to resist
  3. to render defective
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