Origin of Arab
Examples from the Web for arab
This initiative had the support of all 22 members of the Arab League, which in and of itself is remarkable.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
However, being of Arab heritage and Muslim, I'd really love to see an Arab or Muslim James Bond.Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond
December 29, 2014
They saw how the Arab Spring spread and toppled leaders of state.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
What Stewart admires are the “brave correspondents” who cover things like the Arab Spring.Wanted: Less Terrible Political Coverage on TV
November 19, 2014
They also blame Obama for, among other things, supporting Arab revolutions.Think Putin’s Bad? Wait for the Next Guy
November 14, 2014
"Thank you, so much," he began, but the arab waved formality aside.A Night Out
The young Arab spoke to the boards as though they were partners in his iniquity.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"He's the best looking Arab we've seen yet," remarked Mrs. East.
He let me have my fortune told by an Arab sand diviner, who came while we were at dinner.
"A Britisher of sorts" had come into the street, guided by an Arab.
- a member of a Semitic people originally inhabiting Arabia, who spread throughout the Middle East, N Africa, and Spain during the seventh and eighth centuries ad
- a lively intelligent breed of horse, mainly used for riding
- (modifier) of or relating to the Arabsthe Arab nations
Word Origin and History for arab
late 14c. (Arabes, a plural form), from Old French Arabi, from Latin Arabs (accusative Arabem), from Greek Araps (genitive Arabos), from Arabic 'arab, indigenous name of the people, perhaps literally "inhabitant of the desert" and related to Hebrew arabha "desert." Meaning "homeless little wanderer, child of the street" is from 1848 (originally Arab of the city), in reference to nomadic ways. Arab League formed in Cairo, March 22, 1945.