Arabic

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Relative adjective (nisba) composed of عَرَب (ʕarab, Arabs) +‎ ـِيّ (-iyy).

Alternative forms

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  • عربى (ʕarabī) (Nile Valley, traditional spelling)

Adjective

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عَرَبِيّ (ʕarabiyy) (feminine عَرَبِيَّة (ʕarabiyya), masculine plural عَرَب (ʕarab), feminine plural عَرَبِيَّات (ʕarabiyyāt))

  1. Arab
  2. Arabic
    اللُّغَةُ الْعَرَبِيَّةُ جَمِيلَةٌ جِدًّا.
    al-luḡatu l-ʕarabiyyatu jamīlatun jiddan.
    The Arabic language is very beautiful.
  3. Arabian
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Noun

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عَرَبِيّ (ʕarabiyym, plural عَرَب (ʕarab), feminine عَرَبِيَّة (ʕarabiyya)

  1. Arab
  2. (colloquial) Arabic (language)
Declension
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Descendants
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  • Maltese: Għarbi
  • Moroccan Arabic: عربي (ʕarbi)
  • Classical Persian: عَرَبِی (arabī)
  • → Hindustani:
    Hindi: अरबी (arabī)
    Urdu: عَرَبِی ('arabī)

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Etymology 2

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Verb

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عَرِّبِي (ʕarribī) (form II)

  1. second-person feminine singular active imperative of عَرَّبَ (ʕarraba)

References

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  • Wehr, Hans (1979) “عرب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Moroccan Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic عَرَبِيّ (ʕarabiyy).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʕar.bi/
  • Audio:(file)

Adjective

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عربي (ʕarbi) (feminine عربية (ʕarbiyya), common plural عرب (ʕrab), feminine plural عربيات (ʕarbiyyāt))

  1. Arab

Noun

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عربي (ʕarbim (plural عرب (ʕrab), feminine عربية (ʕarbiyya))

  1. Arab (person)

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ع ر ب
4 terms

Etymology

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From Arabic عَرَبِيّ (ʕarabiyy).

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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عربي (ʕarabi) (feminine عربيّة (ʕarabiyye), common plural عرب (ʕarab))

  1. Arab, Arabic

Noun

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عربي (ʕarabim (plural عرب (ʕarab), feminine عربيّة (ʕarabiyye))

  1. Arab
  2. Arabic

Tunisian Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic عَرَبِيّ (ʕarabiyy).

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Adjective

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عربي (ʕarbi)

  1. traditional; homemade; not industrialized; local
    Antonym: سوري (sūri)
  2. Arab
  3. Arabic language

Noun

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عربي (ʕarbim

  1. Arab (person)