Definition of Arabic alphabet

1. Noun. The alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages (and borrowed for writing Urdu).

Generic synonyms: Alphabet, Unicameral Script

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabic Alphabet

Arabian Gulf
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights' Entertainment
Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Sea
Arabian camel
Arabian coffee
Arabian jasmine
Arabian oryx
Arabian oryxes
Arabian tea
Arabic alphabet
Arabic language
Arabic numeral
Arabic numerals
Arabic scale
Arabic script
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Arabidopsis thaliana
Arabis Canadensis
Arabis glabra
Arabis turrita

Literary usage of Arabic alphabet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Alphabet: An Account of the Origin and Development of Letters by ISAAC. TAYLOR (1883)
"The more recent palaeographical ' That the arabic alphabet could not have been obtained from the Syriac is proved, among other reasons, by the fact that the ..."

2. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1863)
"The first of a series of eight words comprising the letters of the Arabic alphabet [in the order in which they were originally disposed agreeing -with that ..."

3. A History of the Art of Writing by William Albert Mason (1920)
"The arabic alphabet is shown in the last column in Fig. 101. As will be seen, a considerable proportion of the characters have deteriorated into mere ..."

4. An Egyptian Alphabet for the Egyptian People by Willard Fiske, Wilhelm Spitta (1897)
"The Copts daily use the Old-arabic alphabet, and the " chancery " Arabic, in their correspondence, while speaking the Egyptian idiom, although their holy ..."

5. Islam, a Challenge to Faith: Studies on the Mohammedan Religion and the by Samuel Marinus Zwemer (1907)
"The Persian language adopted the arabic alphabet and a large number of Arabic words and phrases, so that, as Renan remarks,1 in some Persian books all the ..."

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