Look up Category:English terms derived origin english letters Arabic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The following English words have been acquired either directly from Arabic or else indirectly by passing from Arabic into other languages and then into English. Most entered one or more of the Romance languages before entering English.
To qualify for this list, a word must be reported in etymology dictionaries as having descended from Arabic. A handful of dictionaries has been used as the source for the list. Islamic words, see Glossary of Islam. Archaic and rare words are also omitted.
Common in Arabic before year 1000. Early records in European languages are at seaports in Italy and Catalonia. Arabic, and it could be relatively easily transferred into the Latin languages because much of the silk of the medieval Latins was imported from Arabic lands. The English means a dense, short-lived, desert sandstorm created by an air downburst. Year 1897 first known use in English. First records in English are in 1418 and 1421 as a container for olive oil.
17th-century jup, juppe, and jump, 18th jupo and jump, 19th jump and jumper, all meant jacket. This English word is not found in bygone centuries in French or other languages. The early meaning in English was poultry entrails and its earliest known record in English is 1422. Arabic records, which undermines the idea that Arabic was the source.