Abu Dhabi

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَبُو ظَبْي(ʾabū ẓaby, father of the gazelle).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑ.bu ˈdɑ.bi/, /ˈɑ.bu ˈðɑ.bi/, /ˈɑ.bu ˈdæ.bi/[1][2]
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Proper nounEdit

Abu Dhabi

  1. An emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf.
  2. The capital city of the United Arab Emirates; capital city of Abu Dhabi emirate, United Arab Emirates.

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TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], →ISBN), page 6
  2. ^ Christine A. Lindberg, editor (2002), “Abu Dhabi”, in The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, →ISBN, page 5.

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَبُو ظَبْي(ʾabū ẓaby), probably in part through English Abu Dhabi, as the transliteration dh for Arabic ظ() is not common in German.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abu Dhabi n (proper noun, genitive Abu Dhabis or (optionally with an article) Abu Dhabi)

  1. Abu Dhabi (an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf)
  2. Abu Dhabi (the capital city of the United Arab Emirates)

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PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abu Dhabi f

  1. Abu Dhabi (an emirate of the United Arab Emirates, on the southern Persian Gulf)
  2. Abu Dhabi (the capital city of the United Arab Emirates)