Arabian

[ uh-rey-bee-uh n ]
/ əˈreɪ bi ən /
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adjective

of or relating to Arabia or its inhabitants.

noun

an inhabitant of Arabia.
an Arab.

Origin of Arabian

First recorded in 1350–1400; Arabi(a) + -an
Related formspro-A·ra·bi·an, adjective, nountrans-A·ra·bi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arabian

Arabian

/ (əˈreɪbɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Arabia or the Arabs

noun

another word for Arab
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Word Origin and History for arabian

Arabian


c.1300, adjective and noun; see Arab + -ian. As a prized type of horse, it is attested from 1660s. The Arabian bird was the phoenix.

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