English Words of direct Arabic Etymology

Some English Words of Arabic Etymology

(Please see Al-Fallouji's  PARADISE DICTIONARY)

 

The following words are only few examples:

"Firdous" (paradise);

"cah'f" (cave);

"ardh" (earth);

"ilyat" (elite);

 

"jamal" (camel);

"zarafa" (giraffe);

"qit" (cat);

"el-feel" (elephant);

"sirat" (street);

"qist" (just);

"coub" (cup);

"qat'a" (cut);

"datel or daqal" (date);

"abash" (Abyssinia);

"at-tube" (adobe);

"al-henna" (alkanet);

"isthmus" (antimony);

"albaricoque" (apricot);

"al-badinjan" (aubergine);

"buq" (bug); 

"badzahr" (bezoar);

"balakhana" (balcony);

"baghdadi" (baldachino);

"banan mouz" (banana);

"burqa" (baroque);

"barija" (barque);

"begarmudi" (bergamot);

"maymoon" (baboon);

"qafas" (cabas);

"jamal" (camelia);

" sakk" (cheque);

"shiff" (chiffon);

"quffa" (coffer);

"qubba" (cupola);

"dimishk" (damask);

"dimish'qi, damascene" (damson plum);

"hoodhod" (hoopoe);

"qabala" (gabelle);

"zarabet" (carpet);

"ameen" (amen);

"atil" (idle);

"qitar" (guitar);

"jubba" (jump or jumper);

"lefa, lufa" (loofah);

"al-ud" (lute);

"louzeh" (lozenge);

"meel" (mile);

"mir'ah" (mirror);

"maskhara" (mask, masque, masquerade);

"mumiya" (mummy);

"nabeel" (noble);

"naugta" (naught);

"ruz" (rice);

"rass" (race);

"raha -palm of hand" (racket);

"thail" (tail);

"toll" (tall); and

"ada'at" (gadget).