Classical Arabic - English Dictionary

by Edward William Lane (1801-1876)

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اصر اصطبل اصطرلاب


إِصْطَبْلٌ A stable (Ḳ) for دَوَابّ [i. e. horses or mules or asses]: (Ṣ [in some copies of which it is omitted] and Ḳ:) the ا is radical, because an augmentative does not occur at the beginning of a word of four or five letters unless derived from a verb: (Ṣ:) [probably from the barbarous Greek σταβλίον:] AA says that it is not of the [genuine] language of the Arabs: (Ṣ:) IB says that it is a foreign word, used by the Arabs: (TA:) accord. to some, (TA,) it is of the dial. of Syria: (Ḳ, TA:) the pl. is أَصَاطِبُ: and the dim. أُصَيْطِبٌ. (TA.)

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