أريكة

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown, suggested as Iranian, comparing with Classical Persian اورنگ(awrang, throne), but this is difficult. A native origin would connect the Arabic only to أَرَاك(ʾarāk, toothbrush tree), or perhaps an obsolete أَرَكَ(ʾaraka, to persevere, to bide), because it is a place of abode, which however likely derives from the plant name, as these trees are inviting for camels, goats, and humans to eat.

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Noun[edit]

أَرِيكَة (ʾarīkaf (plural أَرَائِكُ(ʾarāʾiku) or أَرِيك(ʾarīk))

  1. sofa
    Synonyms: سَرِير(sarīr), كَنَبَة(kanaba), تَخْت(taḵt)
  2. throne
    جَلَسَ المَلِكُ عَلَى أَرِيكَتِهِ
    jalasa l-maliku ʿalā ʾarīkatihi
    the king sat on his throne
    Synonyms: سَرِير(sarīr), عَرْش(ʿarš)

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