arābisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From arābs (Arab) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

arābisks (def. arābiskais, comp. arābiskāks, sup. visarābiskākais; adv. arābiski)

  1. Arabic (relating to the Arabic people, their languages and cultures)
    arābiski motīviArabic motifs
    arābisks ornaments Arabic ornament
    arābisks akcentsArabic accent
    vārds, kas izklausās arābisks — a name that sounds Arabic

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Arabic” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to arābu, the genitive plural form of arābs. The adjective arābisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Arabic”), or in its adverbial form arābiski.

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