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Etymology 1Edit

onomatopoeic representation of laughter
 
(suff. for certain nouns); to hope; to wish; Palestinian, Palestine (abbrev.); Pakistan (abbrev.); Pascal (unit of pressure)
simp. and trad.
(哈巴)
anagram 巴哈

From (, “to sway; to wobble”) + verbal suffix (ba) (Zhou, 2002).

Alternatively, it may come from etymology 2, alluding to the way a Pekinese walks (ibid.).

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VerbEdit

哈巴

  1. (Beijing, Northeastern Mandarin, Tianjin) to bend one's knees or feet outwards when walking; to walk with a limp with crooked legs
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(哈巴)
variant forms 哈叭
獬𤜞
海巴
獬豝
海爾巴海尔巴
anagram 巴哈

From Mongolian ᠬᠠᠪᠠ (qaba, pug); compare Modern Khalkha Mongolian хав (hav), Manchu ᡴᠠᠪᠠᡵᡳ (kabari, pug).

This Mongolian word may be ultimately of onomatopoeic origin, cf. Mongolian ᠬᠠᠪ
ᢉᠢᠪ
(qab gib) and Manchu ᡴᠠᠪ
ᡴᡳᠪ
(kab kib), both meaning “many dogs mauling at each other”.

An article on the etymology of this term was written by Victor Mair in Language Log in 2017, in which he also proposed a tentative relationship between 哈巴 and 奤夿, the name of a village in Changping District of Beijing.

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NounEdit

哈巴

  1. Short for 哈巴狗 (hǎbagǒu, “Pekinese (dog)”).

Etymology 3Edit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(哈巴)
anagram 巴哈

From Naxi [Term?] (literally gold-flower).

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Proper nounEdit

哈巴

  1. (雪山) Haba Snow Mountain, a mountain in Yunnan

Etymology 4Edit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(哈巴)
anagram 巴哈

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Proper nounEdit

哈巴

  1. Khaba (pharaoh of Ancient Egypt)

Etymology 5Edit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(哈巴)
anagram 巴哈

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

哈巴

  1. Short for 哈巴羅夫斯克哈巴罗夫斯克 (Hābāluófūsīkè).