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Especially in the former Ottoman Empire, Persia (now Iran), and the Caucasus: any of various types of cart or carriage.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Gladwin (?1745–1812), Persian scholar. In some forms partly from (i) Ottoman Turkish araba, ʿaraba cart, later also in sense ‘gun carriage’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.