English is like a big Mediterranean spread, with tons of bratwurst and beer, croissants, niçoise salad, and chocolate soufflés. In other words, it’s made up of so many words with roots in Germanic and Romance languages, many Latin and its daughter, French.
But, there are many additional languages that add zest to the banquet. Peppered throughout the English language, for instance, are Arabic roots, enhancing English with a spicy warmth.
Today’s lexical meal is all about the surprising Arabian delights in English. English would be awfully bland without them.