One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who studies Arabic civilization or language.
- ‘In casting off Western civilization, Thesiger gained admittance to one of the most elite and self-consciously literary tribes in modern English writing - the British Arabists.’
- ‘He is a novelist and an Arabist whose scholarship leads him into intriguing discussions.’
- ‘‘Journalists on both sides make editorial decisions based on their culture,’ says Hugh Miles, an Oxford-educated Arabist and author of a recently published book.’
- ‘Traveller, Arabist, and great Victorian outsider, Burton joined the Indian army in 1842.’
- ‘He is among the best of the Western reporters now in the Middle East in part because he is an Arabist.’
- 1.1 A person who supports Arab nationalism or political interests.
- ‘But as they claim Arab descent and an Arab cultural identity, they make a convenient local ally for the Arabists.’
- ‘Napoleon hired a group of Arabs and Arabists who would translate a series of pronouncements.’
- ‘Too bad his analysis is rejected, out of hand, by most Arabists.’
- ‘However, in a deeply philosophical sense, the actions of both the Arabists in the Arab world and the Unionists in Turkey were an expression of a larger problem: the decay and final disintegration of the Ottoman empire.’
Relating to Arabic civilization or language.
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