from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Arabia, the Arabs, their language, or their culture.
  • n. A Semitic language consisting of numerous dialects that is the principal language of Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and parts of northern Africa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
  • proper n. 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.
  • proper n. The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.


From Latin arabicus. (Wiktionary)



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