Arabist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arabist a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arabist One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Arabist One versed in the Arabic language, or in Arabian literature or science.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Arabist one skilled in the Arabic language or literature
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. Arabiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Arabs, Arab-em—Gr. Araps.

Usage

In literature:

I have healed as many men by bleeding as that interloping Arabist has killed for want of it.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Moreover, that the door would not open to any but Arabists.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
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In news:

Yes, sniff some of those who have learned the language, known as Arabists.
Official, Envoy and Arabist .
Hare, an Arabist in the State Department who rose through the ranks of the Foreign Service to serve as Ambassador to four countries in the Middle and Near East and as an Assistant Secretary of State, died yesterday at his home in Washington.
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