Interesting Etymologies 7.1 : Arabic roots

Updated: Dec 15, 2020



"Hello again Word Lovers". After our summer break, Charly has returned with his series on etymology and this week we investigate Arabic words. Words starting with "Al" don't always come from Arabic, as we discover...


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Charly then leaves us with a cliffhanger before we explore some words that we can be confident come from Arabic......

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