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1Arabic

noun Ar·a·bic \ˈa-rə-bik, ˈer-ə-\

: the language of the Arab people

Full Definition of ARABIC

:  a Semitic language originally of the Arabs of the Hejaz and Nejd that is now the prevailing speech of a wide region of southwestern Asia and northern Africa
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First Known Use of ARABIC

14th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

2Arabic

adjective

Definition of ARABIC

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the Arabs
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting Arabic
3
:  expressed in or utilizing Arabic numerals

First Known Use of ARABIC

14th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym
ARABIC Defined for Kids

1Arabic

noun Ar·a·bic \ˈer-ə-bik\

Definition of ARABIC for Kids

:  a language spoken in the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and parts of northern Africa

2Arabic

adjective

Definition of ARABIC for Kids

:  of or relating to the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia, the Arabs, or Arabic

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