You Might Not Realize You're Using Arabic When You Say These Words
English and Arabic may seem different enough — but there are actually quite a few English words that were first spoken in Arabic.By Jake Godin | April 6, 2016
But here’s the thing, there are a lot of English words with Arabic origins that Americans use every day. Here are a few examples:
Alcohol — Booze. It’s another word stemming from Arabic. Specifically al-kohl, which had nothing to do with liquor. Instead, it referred to powders — or substances in a ground down, distilled form.