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Araby

[ar-uh-bee]
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noun Literary.
  1. Arabia.
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Origin of Araby

1125–75; Middle English Arabye < Old French Arabie < Latin Arabia
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Examples from the Web for araby

Historical Examples

  • He wore the light flexile mail of the ancient heroes of Araby or Fez.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The air is filled with odours sweet as the perfumes of Araby or Ind.

  • I mounted it, and vaguely expected the odors of Araby a gain.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Milton says, 'Sabean odors from the spicy shores of Araby the blest.'

    Asiatic Breezes

    Oliver Optic

  • It had about it odors of the East; savors of Araby the blest.

    The Believing Years

    Edmund Lester Pearson


British Dictionary definitions for araby

Araby

noun
  1. an archaic or poetic name for Arabia
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