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How many Arabic loanwords are there in English?

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Asked by truth exposed, 30 Oct '12 12:49 pm
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There are numerous Arabic loanwords in English, i.e., words of English acquired directly from Arabic or indirectly, by passing from Arabic into a third language (often Spanish) and then into English.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 30 Oct '12 01:01 pm

 
  
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The Arabic language has contributed hundreds of words to the English language by many different routes. Thats partly because in what my daughter likes to call the olden days (from around seven hundred AD to the Middle Ages), the Arabic kingdoms had a great influence on Europe and the world. In part this was through colonisation, but there were also many great mathematicians, alchemists and astronomers.Of course, language development is not that simple. Not all the words that have entered English via Arabic originate from that language. Linguistically speaking, the Arabs borrowed as freely as they lent and their language included words originating from Spanish, Latin, Greek, Persian, Hebrew and many others. Many of the words start with the Arabic definite article al, which also appears in silent form without the l in words such as admiral. Heres a list of some of the common words that the Arabic language has bequeathed to English.
admiral
adobe
alchemy via Greek
alcohol the quintes ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 30 Oct '12 12:51 pm

 
  
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Must be more than 500
Answered by iqbal seth, 30 Oct '12 12:54 pm

 
  
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