- of Arabia
- of the Arabs or their language or culture
- designating an acid, CHO, found in gum arabic
the Semitic language of the Arabs, spoken in Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, N Africa, etc. in various dialects
A Semitic language originating in the Arabian Peninsula that since the 7th century AD has come to be the principal language of a wide area of the Middle East and North Africa. Modern spoken Arabic consists of many different, often mutually unintelligible dialects, and a modified form of classical Arabic is used as the language of education and administration across the area.
Of or relating to Arabia, the Arabs, their language, or their culture.
- 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.