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  • The House: The Arab Hall
    The House: The Arab Hall
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arabism An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.
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Arab Dhow Arab Dhow
An Arab Gateway in Burgos An Arab Gateway in Burgos
Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace Gypsy Tenants of an Arab Palace
An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a...
Arabic Arabic

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun."
    • n Arabism An idiom or a peculiarity of the Arabic language.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
    • ns Arabism an Arabic idiom
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  • Golda Meir
    “We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. Arabisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Arabs, Arab-em—Gr. Araps.


In literature:

Similarity of Prairie Tribes to the Arabs.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
These early travellers to the east were for the most part Arabs.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The native people of the desert are mainly of the race to which the Arabs also belong, although there are many Arabs and negroes.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Will you let me carry you on Arab to the Doctor's house, Signy?
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
The air was filled with the yelling and chattering of Arabs and negroes.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
The Ababde Arabs between Derr and Dongola are very poor.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Islam had reached China in very early times, brought in by Arab traders and bands of Arab mercenary soldiers.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
His court was a center of Arabic culture and of religious indifference.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He waited until the eager, jostling crowd of Arabs had passed over, and then he made his way to shore.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Sure they must be Arabs; and sure you've heard enough of Arab hospitality?
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
A look-out, however, was kept, in case any of the Arab dhows should slip down the river.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
This outpour of his indignation was addressed to Iskender in fierce Arabic.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
She met the Arabs at the door with hushing forefinger.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
Never had raiding Arabs found this spot so far from the caravan trails.
"Tahara" by Harold M. Sherman
On reaching Luxor at eight o'clock in the morning, to his keen delight an Arab servant met him with an unexpected invitation.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
In his book, "The Arab in Central Africa," he describes the destructive work of an Arab caravan.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
But no one among Arabs had as grand a conception of ecstasy in connection with poetry as he did.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
But the Arab Bedouin were never conquered by Aryan masters.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The primitive inhabitants, called by their Arab conquerors Berauna, are believed to have been of Negro origin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

So Medoo leaves Turkey and goes to France,
Expecting to find his boy there perhaps by chance;
And while there in Paris he was told
His boy by an Arab had been sold
"Little Popeet - the Lost Child" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then Arabi the rebel took to flight,
And spurred his Arab steed with all his might:
With his heart full of despair and woe,
And never halted till he reached Cairo.
"The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir" by William Topaz McGonagall
Ye sons of Mars, come join with me,
And sing in praise of Sir Herbert Stewart's little army,
That made ten thousand Arabs flee
At the charge of the bayonet at Abu Klea.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall
Come near to me. The fast night-hours are few,
For every hour is fast when moons are clear.
Scatter from my hair the desert dew,
And lilt sweet Arab love-songs in my ear.
"Dreamlight" by Leon Gellert
He thrives like an Arab. Between the two wheels
Is his bedroom, where, lying up-curled,
He thinks for himself, like a sultan, and feels
That his home is the best in the world.
"Bill the Bullock-Driver" by Henry Kendall
He spoke, and the bird on her shoulder he plac'd,
Then pressing the hand of his delicate fair;
That hand with a ring of one ruby he grac'd,
With a motto in Arabic, "never despair!"
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley

In news:

Like Communist China, Needs Arab Spring.
Diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks indicate authorities in the United Arab Emirates debated whether to keep quiet about the high-profile killing of a Hamas operative in Dubai in January.
UNITED NATIONS — The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have informed the UN committee monitoring sanctions on Iran that they have confiscated a number of items which could possibly be used in its nuclear program, a UN diplomat said Wednesday.
Goal is content by Arabs for Arabs, but future is uncertain.
Of 178 conservatively -dressing Moslem women studied by researchers at the United Arab Emirates University, only two were not deficient in vitamin D.
Rabbi Meir Kahane, a member of Israel's Parliament and a founder of the Jewish Defense League, staged a peaceful protest here Tuesday against the appointment of Mohammed Massarwa, an Arab, as Israel's new Consul General.
On their ancestral lands they are the "non-Jews" or the "Arabs of Judea and Samaria," labels imposed by their conquerors.
For the first time since Syria withdrew from Lebanon over three years ago, Arab states are in broad consensus that Damascus is still meddling in Lebanese politics.
Adel Imam, known as the Bob Hope of the Arab world, leaves Cairo courts in disarray.
Ross Brann, Cornell University – Linguistic Similarities of Hebrew and Arabic.
Cort took Hebrew and Arabic at the same time.
Mounted on one wall is a large painting of the Fujairah shoreline, the only level portion of this rocky, mountainous, tiny kingdom in the United Arab Emirates .
Founded in 1971, the United Arab Emirates is a federation of kingdoms, a boomerang-shaped nation on the eastern border of Saudi Arabia.
As the United Arab Emirates has opened its doors to international tourism, there have been news stories about the clash of Western women, barhopping men and Shariah law.
The JTA reports today that new population data show that during the past decade the fertility rate of Jews in Israel is on the rise compared to Arabs and other minorities in the country.

In science:

Oloomi (2000), Generalized subgroups and homomorphisms, Arabs Jour.
On Some Algebraic Properties of Generalized Groups
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
We are currently in the process of obtaining the millions of records related to the Arab Spring of 2011.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Tweets From Tahrir: Several books were published in 2011 documenting the revolution and the Arab Spring.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
The analysis of Arabic presented here differs from earlier computational accounts in that it employs new linguistic descriptions of Arabic morphology, viz. moraic and affixational theories (McCarthy and Prince, 1990b; McCarthy, 1993).
Computing Prosodic Morphology
The latter departed radically from the notion of root-and-pattern morphology in the description of the Arabic verbal stem (see §3).
Computing Prosodic Morphology
The structure of the paper is as follows: Section 2 demonstrates how Arabic templatic morphology can be analysed by prosodic terms, and section 3 looks into infixation; finally, section 4 provides some concluding remarks.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
This is illustrated here by analysing Measures 2 and 8 of the Arabic verb.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
In Proceedings of the Second Cambridge Conference: Bilingual Computing in Arabic and English.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
In Comrie, B. and Eid, M., editors, Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics III: Papers from the Third Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
In Proceedings of the Seminar on Bilingual Computing in Arabic and English.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
Analysis of the Arabic broken plural and diminutive.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
Foot and word in prosodic morphology: The Arabic broken plural.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
In Eid, M. and McCarthy, J., editors, Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics II: Papers from the Second Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, pages 1–54.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
But in the late mid ages, some manuscripts were translated again. A man no far from my homeland, in the Ebro river in Spain, took over a Arabic book to be versed into Latin.
Dream of a Christmas lecture