Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Azbat (Name)

Azbat or Adbat (transliteration: Aḍbaṭ, Arabic: أضبط) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”.1 It also means “ambidextrous”, a person who works with both hands (as opposed to a right-handed or left-handed person).23 It also means “one who has a firm hold (on something)”.45 In modern Arabic it is used with the meaning of “free from flaw”, “well-regulated”, as when describing someone’s handwriting.6

  • al-Azbat bin Yahya الأضبط بن يحيى
  • al-Azbat al-Sulami الأضبط السلمي

Below is the name Azbat written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Azbat written in Arabic kufi script

Footnotes

  1. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), الضاد والطاء والباء.
  2. Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo, al-Muʿjam al-Wasīṭ (1998), ضبط.
  3. Muḥammad al-Fattinī, Majmaʿ Biḥār al-Anwār fī Gharāʾib al-Tanzīl wa Laṭāʾif al-Akhbār (d. 1578 CE), ضبط.
  4. Al-Zamakhsharī, Asās al-Balāgha (d. 1143 CE), ضبط.
  5. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), ضبط.
  6. Ibid.

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