from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to Arabia, or to the Arabian race or language.
  • [i. c.] Derived from certain species of acacia growing in Arabia and other eastern countries: as, gum arabic (which see, under gum); arabic acid. See arabin.
  • noun The language of the Arabians; a Semitic dialect, belonging (along with the Himyaritic and Abyssinian languages) to the southern branch of the Semitic family, and generally regarded as exhibiting more ancient features than any other Semitic tongue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The language of the Arabians.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.
  • adjective the nine digits, 1, 2, 3, etc., and the cipher 0.
  • adjective See under Gum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Arabs


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