ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, suggested as Iranian, comparing with Classical Persian اورنگ(awrang, throne), but this is difficult. A native origin would connect the Arabic only to أَرَاك(ʾarāk, toothbrush tree), or perhaps an obsolete أَرَكَ(ʾaraka, to persevere, to bide), because it is a place of abode, which however likely derives from the plant name, as these trees are inviting for camels, goats, and humans to eat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

أَرِيكَة (ʾarīkaf (plural أَرَائِكُ(ʾarāʾiku) or أَرِيك(ʾarīk))

  1. sofa
    Synonyms: سَرِير(sarīr), كَنَبَة(kanaba), تَخْت(taḵt)
  2. throne
    جَلَسَ المَلِكُ عَلَى أَرِيكَتِهِ
    jalasa l-maliku ʿalā ʾarīkatihi
    the king sat on his throne
    Synonyms: سَرِير(sarīr), عَرْش(ʿarš)

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