Origin of Beduin
- an Arab of the desert, in Asia or Africa; nomadic Arab.
- a nomad; wanderer.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Bedouin.
Origin of Bedouin
Examples from the Web for beduin
That's actually a matter of intense debate with the Druse and Beduin communities.
A large portion of Beduin men and a much smaller portion of other Palestinians volunteer.
Butler also seems to say that the non-Jewish population consists of three groups: Palestinians, Druse and Beduin.
At the same time, Butler's comment defines Druse and Beduin as not being Palestinian.
At best they are scenery, urban counterparts of the peasants and Beduin whom Moshe Dayan romanticized in his memoirs.What's Missing from the Jerusalem Day Speil
May 21, 2012
He drove the Beduin and other marauders across the frontiers of the desert and pushed the war into Syria itself.The Hittites
A. H. Sayce
The plains of the coast, which are now given over to malaria and Beduin thieves, were doubtless thickly populated and well sown.
The Amalekites had not as yet intermingled with the Ishmaelites, and their Beduin blood was still pure.
- plural -ins or -in a member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara
- a wanderer or rover
- of or relating to the Bedouins
- wandering or roving
Word Origin and History for beduin
c.1400, from Old French bedüin (Modern French bédouin), from colloquial Arabic badawin "desert-dwellers," plural of badawi, from badw "desert, camp." The Arabic plural suffix was mistaken for part of the word. A word from the Crusades, it probably was lost in English and then reborrowed from French c.1600. As an adjective from 1844.