Arabs

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See also: arabs, àrabs, and arābs

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ârʹəbz, āʹrăbz, IPA(key): /ˈɛɹ.əbz/, /ˈeɪ.ɹæbz/

Usage notes[edit]

The second pronunciation (with a long "a" sound) is derogatory and used only in the sense of a person.

Noun[edit]

Arabs

  1. plural of Arab

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄραψ (Áraps, Arab), from Arabic عَرَب‎(ʿarab).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈa.rabs/, [ˈäräps̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.rabs/, [ˈäːräbs]
  • Note: the first vowel is phonemically short and is only found lengthened for the sake of meter in 4-syllabic forms of other related words, after the model of Ī̆talia.

Noun[edit]

Arabs m or f (genitive Arabis); third declension

  1. an inhabitant of Arabia, an Arab

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, normal variant).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Arabs Arabēs
Arabes
Genitive Arabis Arabum
Dative Arabī Arabibus
Accusative Arabem
Araba
Arabēs
Arabas
Ablative Arabe Arabibus
Vocative Arabs Arabes

Adjective[edit]

Arabs (genitive Arabis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. Arabian

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Arabs”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Arabs”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Arabs in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette