Arabic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin arabicus.

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Arabic (not comparable)

  1. Related to the Arabic language.
    • 2008, Abdallah Nacereddine, To Be Oneself: The Tragicomedy of an Unfinished Life History, ISBN 978-1-4670-8502-1, page 342:
      One day my UN students asked me, "Which is the Arabic country where the best Arabic is spoken?" I quickly replied, "Bosnia." They exclaimed, "But Bosnia is not an Arab country!"
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
    • 2012, Deborah Youdell, “Intelligibility, agency and the raced–nationed–religioned subjects of education”, in Intersectionality and "Race" in Education, ISBN 978-1-136-62899-3, page 202:
      White chalk on the fascia board above the Arabic-food stall reads "Lebanon" and "Lebs rule".

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Arabic

  1. A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  2. The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.

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