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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From arābs (Arab) +‎ -isks.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

arābisks (definite arābiskais, comparative arābiskāks, superlative visarābiskākais, adverb arābiski)

  1. Arabic (relating to the Arabic people, their languages and cultures)
    arābiski motīviArabic motifs
    arābisks ornamentsArabic ornament
    arābisks akcentsArabic accent
    vārds, kas izklausās arābisksa name that sounds Arabic

Usage notesEdit

English “Arabic” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to arābu, the genitive plural form of arābs. The adjective arābisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Arabic”), or in its adverbial form arābiski.

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