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ضرب

ضرب

See also: صرب, ضرت, صرت, and ض ر ب

Arabic

Verb

ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba) I, non-past يَضْرِبُ‎ (yaḍribu)

  1. to strike, to beat, hit
  2. to cut off
  3. to pitch (a tent)
  4. to coin
  5. to quote, make use of (a proverb, simile)
  6. to play (an instrument)
  7. to impose (tribute, etc.)
  8. (intransitive) to move, pass away
  9. to be long (of the night)
  10. to lay hold upon
  11. to inflict
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Verb

ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba) I, non-past يَضْرِبُ‎ (yaḍribu)

  1. to depart, set out, bestir oneself
  2. (construed with عَلَى (ʿalā)) to attack
  3. (transitive, construed with بِ (bi)) to mix (something) with
  4. (construed with فِي ()) to multiply with
  5. to pulsate, to throb
Conjugation
References
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), ضرب”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), ضرب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Verb

ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba) I, non-past يَضْرِبُ‎ (yaḍribu)

  1. to mount (a female camel)
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Verb

ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba) I, non-past يَضْرُبُ‎ (yaḍrubu)

  1. to get the better of in beating
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Etymology 2

Verb

ضَرِبَ (ḍariba) I, non-past يَضْرَبُ‎ (yaḍrabu)
ضُرِبَ (ḍuriba) I, non-past يُضْرَبُ‎ (yuḍrabu)

  1. to be smitten by hoarfrost or rime
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Etymology 3

Verb

ضَرُبَ (ḍaruba) I, non-past يَضْرُبُ‎ (yaḍrubu)

  1. to give a violent hit, give a sound blow
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Etymology 4

Intensive of ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba, to beat). In some meanings, denominal from ضَرِيب (ḍarīb, milk of several camels in the same bucket; snow, hoarfrost, ice).

Verb

ضَرَّبَ (ḍarraba) II, non-past يُضَرِّبُ‎ (yuḍarribu)

  1. to beat violently or repeatedly
  2. to mix, mix up
  3. (construed with فِي ()) to multiply
  4. to stir up discord
  5. to sew on a lining or padding
  6. to drink of the milk called ضَرِيب (ḍarīb)
  7. to get overtaken by the snow
  8. to be deep-set (of an eye)
Declension

Etymology 5

Noun

ضَرْب (ḍarb) m (plural ضُرُوب (ḍurūb) or أَضْرُب (ʾaḍrub))

  1. verbal noun of ضَرَبَ (ḍaraba, to beat) (form I)
  2. beating, striking, hitting
  3. violence, power
  4. haste, hurry
  5. the playing of musical instruments
  6. minting
  7. multiplication
  8. make, form, fashion, mold, cast
  9. sort, species
  10. report of a gun
  11. similarity
  12. last foot of the second hemistich
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Adjective

ضَرْب (ḍarb) (masculine plural أَضْرَاب (ʾaḍrāb))

  1. who beats much
  2. brave, bold
  3. active, clever
  4. of a slender make and not fleshy
  5. slight, light
  6. beaten
  7. coined
  8. similar, like
Declension
References
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), ضرب”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), ضرب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Etymology 6

Noun

ضَرَب (ḍarab) m

  1. verbal noun of ضُرِبَ (ḍuriba) (form I)
  2. verbal noun of ضَرِبَ (ḍariba) (form I)
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Persian

Etymology

From Arabic ضَرْب (ḍarb).

Noun

ضرب (zarb)

  1. tap
  2. beating
  3. (arithmetic) multiplication
  4. rhythm
  5. (music) tonbak