Arabic

Definitions

  • The House: The Arab Hall
    The House: The Arab Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Arabic relating to or characteristic of Arabs "Arabic languages"
    • n Arabic the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
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Additional illustrations & photos:

AN ARAB IN JERUSALEM AN ARAB IN JERUSALEM
Arab Dhow Arab Dhow
An Arab Gateway in Burgos An Arab Gateway in Burgos
Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace
An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a...
Arabic Arabic
ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.
    • a Arabic Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.
    • n Arabic The language of the Arabians.☞ The Arabic is a Semitic language, allied to the Hebrew. It is very widely diffused, being the language in which all Moslems must read the Koran, and is spoken as a vernacular tongue in Arabia, Syria, and Northern Africa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Arabs are generally believed to be the first to brew coffee.
    • arabic Belonging to Arabia, or to the Arabian race or language.
    • arabic [i. c.] Derived from certain species of acacia growing in Arabia and other eastern countries: as, gum arabic (which see, under gum); arabic acid. See arabin.
    • n arabic The language of the Arabians; a Semitic dialect, belonging (along with the Himyaritic and Abyssinian languages) to the southern branch of the Semitic family, and generally regarded as exhibiting more ancient features than any other Semitic tongue. It is the language of the Koran, the sacred language of Islam, and possesses an immense literature, almost wholly Moslem and later than the time of Mohammed. Many other languages have borrowed largely of its material, from the Persian, Turkish, Hindustani, and Malay on the east to the Spanish on the wast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first coffee drinkers, the Arabs, flavored their coffee with spices during the brewing process.
    • adj Arabic relating to Arabia, or to its language
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Quotations

  • Golda Meir
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    “We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Arabs, Arab-em—Gr. Araps.

Usage

In literature:

Mix, pulverize, and make into twenty pills with a little gum arabic or extract of gentian or boneset.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
There, between two mountain chains, lies the beautiful plain of El Ghor, poorly cultivated, and overrun by Arab hordes.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Presently, on turning the corner of a street, he nearly ran into an Arab coming in the opposite direction.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
The Arabs were beginning to close round the Residency, when a happy stroke of British daring changed the fortunes of the day.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
As sometimes happens in countries of small civilisation, a leader arose from among the Arabs.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Negroid peoples predominate, but there are many pastoral Fula and Arabs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The Arabic marginal notes are apparently partly pious ejaculations, partly notes for the aid of Arabic students.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
At length, one morning, an Arab appeared and begged that the prince would engage him.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
In Arabic literature itself, they attained to a prominent place.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Arabs and Berbers alike are fanatics: religion is the air they breathe, the salt of life.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
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In poetry:

"Ishmael's offspring command
Back to his Arab land,
As his mother of old
To her mistress was told
To return and submit to her hand."
"Ask Of Me" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
The scene shall never fit the deed.
Grotesquely wonders come to pass.
The fool shall mount an Arab steed
And Jesus ride upon an ass.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
A handful of red sand, from the hot clime
Of Arab deserts brought,
Within this glass becomes the spy of Time,
The minister of Thought.
"By The Fireside : Sand Of The Desert In An Hour-Glass" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This Arab is upset, I fear;
Look at his pretty shield and spear.
He's stuck two pistols in his sash,
And, dear me, how his eyes do flash!
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
'Tis mine to range in this wild garb,
Nor e'er feel lonely though alone;
I would not change my Arab barb,
To mount a drowsy Sultan's throne.
"The Arab's Address To His Horse" by Anonymous British
Had slept within an Arab's tent,
Pitched for the night beneath a palm,
Or when was heard the vesper psalm,
With the pale nun in worship bent:
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

In early 1947 (or late 1946) an Arab shepherd searching for a lost sheep threw a rock into a cave in the limestone cliffs on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea .
Bahraini authorities have detained four men on charges of defaming the Gulf Arab country's king on Twitter, according to the state news agency BNA.
The drop in Arab countries is worse than in Europe.
Lecture to Delve into Israel's Minority Palestinian Arabs, and Their Effect on the Jewish State.
In 2001, Amr Moussa, the current Egyptian Secretary-General of the Arab League, briefly achieved pop-icon status.
Why Tunisia Isn't a Tipping Point for the Arab World.
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, developer of a new show on Al Jazeera English called "The Stream," talks about social media in people's movements in the Arab world and how his show aims to give voice to those engaged in grassroots struggles.
A shooting gallery booth at the New Mexico State Fair has pulled targets depicting Osama bin Laden and other Arab-dressed figures after complaints that they were racist.
Bomb attacks in Iraq before the Arab summitt.
BEIRUT – Militants carrying assault weapons clear the area around a street, shouting in Arabic for people to get out of the way.
BEIRUT — Militants carrying assault weapons clear the area around a street, shouting in Arabic for people to get out of the way.
They accuse Arabs of building illegally on top of graves, using tombstones as goalposts for soccer games and lobbing firebombs to desecrate the cemetery.
The Arab Spring toppled dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.
Egypt Pound's Gradual Drop Subdues Devaluation Bets: Arab Credit.
Devout Israeli Jews adopt settler ethos, move to Arab-Jewish cities to cement Jewish presence.
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In science:

Abdelkader, A. (2006). Etude et analyse de la phrase nominale arabe en HPSG. Mémoire de mastère, SINT, FSEGS, Sfax. Ammar, S., Dichy, J. (1999).
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
Intro-hpsg.ps.gz Chabchoub, S. (2005). Etude et représentation des verbes arabes en HPSG en vue de construire un conjugueur automatique. Mémoire de mastère, SINT, FSEGS, Sfax. Dahdah, A. (1992).
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
Dictionnaire des règles de la langue arabe dans des tableaux.
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
Un éditeur et vérificateur des contraintes lexicales pour la langue arabe.
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
In the IAMTC project (Farwell et al., 2004), texts from six languages (Arabic, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish) and their translations into English are annotated for interlingual content.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
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