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Fus-ha

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فصحى (al-fuṣḥā, the eloquent).

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Proper nounEdit

Fus-ha

  1. Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic, taken together: "standard" Arabic, used in religious texts, in writing, and in formal speech, as opposed to the regional "dialects" used for most daily communication.

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Usage notesEdit

  • The name is also frequently spelled Fusha, with no hyphen; the hyphenated spelling is used to avoid a mispronunciation with /ʃ/ (as in push). (An apostrophe is also sometimes used for this purpose: Fus'ha.)