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fellah

[fel-uh] /ˈfɛl ə/
noun, plural fellahs Arabic, fellahin, fellaheen
[fel-uh-heen] /ˌfɛl əˈhin/ (Show IPA)
1.
a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Arabic fallāḥ peasant
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British Dictionary definitions for fellahin

fellah

/ˈfɛlə/
noun (pl) fellahs, fellahin, fellaheen (ˌfɛləˈhiːn)
1.
a peasant in Arab countries
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic, dialect variant of fallāh, from falaha to cultivate
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Word Origin and History for fellahin
n.

1743, plural of Arabic fallah (see fellah).

fellah

n.

"Egyptian peasant," 1743, from Arabic fallah "plowman," from falaha "to till the soil."

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