Definition of Arabist

1. Noun. A scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture.




Definition of Arabist

1. n. One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery.

Definition of Arabist

1. Noun. A scholar who studies Arab or Arabic culture, politics, or language. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) One who followed the Arabic system of surgery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Arabist

1. One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery. Origin: Cf. F. Arabiste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabist

arabinoses
arabinoside
arabinosides
arabinosis
arabinosuria
arabinosyl-hydroxyproline transferase
arabinosyladenine
arabinosylcytosine
arabinosyltransferase
arabins
arabise
arabised
arabises
arabising
arabist (current term)
arabitol
arabize
arabized
arabizes
arabizing
arable
arables
arabs
araceous
arachic acid
arachidic
arachidic acid
arachidonate
arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase

Literary usage of Arabist

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

1. An introduction to the history of medicine by Fielding H. Garrison (1921)
"In this work of transplantation of arabist doctrine, the Jews, the natural intermediaries between East and West, played a considerable part, mainly in their ..."

2. Modern Egypt by Evelyn Baring Cromer (1908)
"The arabist Ministry is again reinstated . . May 28. The British and French Consuls-General demand that Arabi should leave the country. The arabist Ministry ..."

3. Poet Lore (1921)
"Such, however, was not the attitude of the Spanish arabist. Realizing that enquiry into the pre-Dantean legends was imperative, he set himself to the ..."

4. Life of Edward Bouverie Pusey: Doctor of Divinity, Canon of Christ Church by Henry Parry Liddon (1893)
"It was worth while,' he added,' to be an arabist that perchance something more might be known about the Sacred Language, than would otherwise have been ..."

5. The Cloister and the Hearth: A Tale of the Middle Ages by Charles Reade (1864)
"Where the general weal stands in jeopardy, a little warmth is civic, humane, and honourable; now there is settled of late in this town a pestilent arabist, ..."

6. The Cloister and the Hearth: A Tale of the Middle Ages by Charles Reade (1892)
"For me, I have no faith in such tricksy expedients: and take this with you for a safe principle: “Whatever an Arab or arabist says is right, must be wrong. ..."

7. Recollections of Forty Years' Service by Alexander Bruce Tulloch (1903)
"There was an unusually large amount of petroleum in the town, and I feared that the arabist major might give us a repetition of what had happened at Alex- ..."

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