• Related to the Arabic language.
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).

Proper Noun

  • A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.


  • From Latin arabicus, from Arabia + -icus, from Ancient Greek Ἀραβία, ultimately from the Arabic عَرَب.

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