Origin of Arabic
Examples from the Web for arabic
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even for Arabic dance no one wears a long dress, just a scarf around the hips.
She attends hip-hop and belly dance classes (known as Arabic dance in Iran) just to shine more at parties.
The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.
The outlets giving these pronouncements the most airtime are Arabic news stations in the Gulf.
Supplemented with one hour a week on Syriac, Arabic, Chaldaic, during four years.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits|Thomas Hughes
The ideas which reveal themselves in Arabic Arabian literary history.A Literary History of the Arabs|Reynold Nicholson
Lectureships for Hebrew, Arabic, and Chaldaic proposed in 1311, iv.Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV|Max Mller
They had both cut themselves garments from the same cloth, as the Arabic saying goes.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
We know enough Arabic to know what they mean, bad as their slang Arabic is.
British Dictionary definitions for arabic
Word Origin and History for arabic
early 14c., from Old French Arabique (13c.), from Latin Arabicus "Arabic" (see Arab). Old English used Arabisc "Arabish." Originally in reference to gum arabic; noun meaning "Arabic language" is from late 14c.
Arabic numerals (actually Indian) first attested 1727; they were introduced in Europe by Gerbert of Aurillac (later Pope Sylvester II) after a visit to Islamic Spain in 967-970. A prominent man of science, he taught in the diocesan school at Reims, but the numbers made little headway against conservative opposition in the Church until after the Crusades. The earliest depiction of them in English, in "The Crafte of Nombrynge" (c.1350) correctly identifies them as "teen figurys of Inde."