See also: نبی

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognates with Aramaic נְבִיָּא(n'ḇiyyā) (absolutive form: נְבִי(n'ḇī)), the root of which is cognate to the Arabic root ن ب ء(n-b-ʾ). Compare Hebrew נָבִיא(nāḇīʔ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

نَبِيّ (nabiyym (plural نَبِيُّون(nabiyyūn) or أَنْبِيَاء(ʾanbiyāʾ))

  1. prophet

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bengali: নবী (nôbi)
  • Fula: annabi
  • Hausa: ànnabī̀
  • → Hindustani:
  • Malay: nabi
  • Northern Kurdish: nebî
  • Ottoman Turkish: نبی
  • Persian: نبی(nabi)
  • Pashto: نبي(nabi)
  • Swahili: nabii
  • Tausug: nabi

ReferencesEdit

  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “نبو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

PashtoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic نَبِيّ(nabiyy), from Aramaic נְבִיָּא(n'ḇiyyā) (absolutive form: נְבִי(n'ḇī)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

نبي (nabim

  1. (religion) prophet