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EtymologyEdit

From the root ر ح ب (r-ḥ-b); related to the verb رَحِبَ (raḥiba, to be wide). (The verb رَحَّبَ (raḥḥaba, to make welcome, to receive graciously) is derived from this term.)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

مَرْحَبًا (marḥaban)

  1. hello, welcome

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “رحب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَرْحَبًا (marḥaban).

InterjectionEdit

مرحبا (merhaba)

  1. hello

DescendantsEdit