Fellah definition

fĕlə, fə-lä
A peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country, such as Syria or Egypt.
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A peasant or farm laborer in an Arab country.
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A peasant, farmer or agricultural laborer in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Alternative spelling of fella.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fellah
Plural:
fellahin, fellahs

Origin of fellah

  • Arabic fallāḥ from falaḥa to cultivate, till plx̣ in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Representing a colloquial pronunciation of fellow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Arabic فَلَّاح ‘tiller of the soil’.

    From Wiktionary