See also: لقت and لفت

Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
ل ق ب (l q b)
1 term

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Noun

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لَقَب (laqabm (plural أَلْقَاب (ʔalqāb))

  1. nickname
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 49:11:
      [] وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِٱلْأَلْقَابِ []
      [] wa-lā talmizū ʔanfusakum wa-lā tanābazū bi-l-ʔalqābi []
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. title
  3. surname
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Etymology 2

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Denominal verb derived from the noun لَقَب (laqab).

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Verb

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لَقَّبَ (laqqaba) II, non-past يُلَقِّبُ‎ (yulaqqibu)

  1. to nickname, to title, to surname
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Ottoman Turkish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic لَقَب (laqab, surname, nickname).

Noun

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لقب (lakab) (definite accusative لقبی (lakabı), plural القاب (elkab))

  1. surname, family name, last name, a name designating a person as a member of a family
  2. nickname, moniker, sobriquet, an invented name for a person used instead of the actual name

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Further reading

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Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic لَقَب (laqab).

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Readings
Classical reading? laqaḇ
Dari reading? laqab
Iranian reading? lağab
Tajik reading? laqab

Noun

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لقب (laqab)

  1. title
  2. nickname

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South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ل ق ب
1 term

Etymology 1

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From Arabic لَقَّبَ (laqqaba).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (Urban) /laʔ.ʔab/, [ˈlaʔ.ʔab]
  • IPA(key): (Bedouin) /laɡ.ɡab/, [ˈlaɡ.ɡab]
  • Audio (al-Lidd):(file)

Verb

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لقّب (laʔʔab) II (present بلقّب (bilaʔʔeb))

  1. to nickname
    Synonym: سمّى (samma)
Conjugation
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    Conjugation of لقّب (laʔʔab)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m لقّبت (laʔʔabt) لقّبت (laʔʔabt) لقّب (laʔʔab) لقّبنا (laʔʔabna) لقّبتو (laʔʔabtu) لقّبو (laʔʔabu)
f لقّبتي (laʔʔabti) لقّبت (laʔʔabat)
present m بلقّب (balaʔʔeb) بتلقّب (bitlaʔʔeb) بلقّب (bilaʔʔeb) منلقّب (minlaʔʔeb) بتلقّبو (bitlaʔʔbu) بلقّبو (bilaʔʔbu)
f بتلقّبي (bitlaʔʔbi) بتلقّب (bitlaʔʔeb)
subjunctive m القّب (alaʔʔeb) تلقّب (tlaʔʔeb) يلقّب (ylaʔʔeb) نلقّب (nlaʔʔeb) تلقّبو (tlaʔʔbu) يلقّبو (ylaʔʔbu)
f تلقّبي (tlaʔʔbi) تلقّب (tlaʔʔeb)
imperative m لقّب (laʔʔeb) لقّبو (laʔʔbu)
f لقّبي (laʔʔbi)

Etymology 2

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Learned borrowing from Arabic لَقَب (laqab).

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Noun

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لقب (laqabm (plural ألقاب (ʔalqāb))

  1. title
  2. nickname

Tunisian Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic لَقَب (laqab) ("nickname, title, surname").

Noun

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لقب (laqabm

  1. surname, family name, last name

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In Tunisia, it was common for individuals to use their father's first name as their surname, rather than a traditional family name.

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Urdu

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Noun

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لَقَب (laqabm (Hindi spelling लक़ब)

  1. title, appellation, epithet
  2. surname
  3. nickname