20 English Words of Arabic Origin

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Arabic word and meaning/clueEnglish word of Arabic origin
نارنج nāranj = (a citrus fruit)
جبّة jubba = a 'loose outer garment'.
صفّة suffa = (a bench or raised room platform)
إِسبناخ isbinākh = (a leafy green comestible)
قطن qutun = (an agricultural fiber)
الكحل al-kohl = (a liquid chemical compound)
مطرح maṭrah = 'large cushion'
الجبر al-jabr = 'completing, or restoring broken parts'
سقيرلاط saqirlāṭ 'fine cloth' (commonly of a certain color)
قندي qandī = 'sugared'
Arabic word and meaning/clueEnglish word of Arabic origin
لكّ lakk = (a resin used for varnishing)
زرافة zarāfa = (large african animal)
قرمزي qirmizī = (color of a certain red dye)
موميا mūmiyā = 'embalming substance'
lليمون līmūn = (a citrus fruit)
شراب sharāb = (a thick sweet drink)
قيتارة qītāra = (a musical instrument)
أمير amīr al-bihār = 'commander of the seas'
التون al-tūn = (an edible ocean product)
قهوة qahwa = (a stimuilating drink)

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Created Aug 23, 2011SourceReportNominate
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