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* Jeroen Roovers <email@example.com> [120307 21:25]:
> On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:36:05 -0500
> Alexandre Rostovtsev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > FYI, any Russian speaker is *guaranteed* to read the name ".eb" as a
> > very common obscenity.
> In Dutch it means the low tide, and as a verb, it means "becoming low"
> or "decreasing" as in the tide or some other fluid.
> In English it means something very similar as in the Dutch verb, only
> without the tidal reference. Other Germanic languages will probably
> have their own variants.
It has the same meaning in English as well. The tide can ebb.
Also, there are ebb tides (and neap tides as well.)