Origin: Fr, altered < OFr rebebe < Ar rabāb
See rebec in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , alteration (influenced by bec, beak, from its shape)
Origin: of rebebe
Origin: , from Old Provençal rebeb
Origin: , from Arabic rabāb
Origin: , from rabba, to be master, control; see rbb in Semitic roots.