Arabian

Arabian

[uh-rey-bee-uhn]

Origin:
1350–1400; Arabi(a) + -an

pro-Arabian, adjective, noun
trans-Arabian, adjective
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Arabian (əˈreɪbɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Arabia or the Arabs
 
n
2.  another word for Arab

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Arabian
late 14c. (n.); c.1600 (adj.), from Arab (q.v.). As a prized type of horse, it is attested from 1660s. The Arabian bird was the phoenix.
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