Hypertext Webster Gateway: "arabic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Arabic \Ar"a*bic\, a. [L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia.]
Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.

{Arabic numerals} or {figures}, the nine digits, 1, 2, 3,
etc., and the cipher 0.

{Gum arabic}. See under {Gum}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Arabic \Ar"a*bic\, n.
The language of the Arabians.

Note: The Arabic is a Semitic language, allied to the Hebrew.
It is very widely diffused, being the language in which
all Mohammedans must read the Koran, and is spoken as a
vernacular tongue in Arabia, Syria, and Northern

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : relating to or characteristic of Arabs; "Arabic languages"
[syn: {Arabic}]
n 1: the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of
dialects [syn: {Arabic}, {Arabic language}]
2: an alphabetic script used to write the Arabic dialects (and
borrowed to write Urdu) [syn: {Arabic}, {Arabic script}]

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