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Arabic - Definition

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There are 3 syllables in the word Arabic.
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Standard Definition

[n] an alphabetic script used to write the Arabic dialects (and borrowed to write Urdu)
[n] the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
[adj] relating to or characteristic of Arabs; "Arabic languages"


Arabic language - (5 syllables), Arabic script - (4 syllables)

See Also...

script, Semitic

Misc. Definitions

\Ar"a*bic\, a. [L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia.] Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians. {Arabic numerals} or {figures}, the nine digits, 1, 2, 3, etc., and the cipher 0. {Gum arabic}. See under {Gum}.
\Ar"a*bic\, n. The language of the Arabians. Note: The Arabic is a Semitic language, allied to the Hebrew. It is very widely diffused, being the language in which all Mohammedans must read the Koran, and is spoken as a vernacular tongue in Arabia, Syria, and Northern Africa.