Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 00:39

Arabism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arab +‎ -ism.

NounEdit

Arabism (plural Arabisms)

  1. An idiom characteristic of the Arabic language.
    • 2011, David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?, Penguin 2012, p. 111:
      The translator, Joseph-Charles Mardrus, knew Arabic and he used some Arabic texts as the basis of his rewriting of the collection of ancient Eastern tales which he titled, in a daring Arabism in French, Les Milles Nuits et Une Nuit [...].
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Stuart to this entry?)