Dictionary of Arabic and Allied loanwords: Spanish, by Frederico Corriente

By Frederico Corriente

A survey of Arabic and allied loanwords in Western languages is a chief instrument to asses the influence of Islamic components within the emergence and history of Western civilization. The Romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula are in a fantastic place for this sort of study, contemplating the size and energy of Muslim states on its soil.

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Albayt/a, Pt. alfobre "bed in a field" < And. al(wwt/ and Ct. de gaid/r6 "slanted"

Afkunya, almuinha "fannhouse"

Alcarchofa = Ct. carxofa "artichoke"< And. Mfa = Neo-Ar. ~t7fah, Cs. -Pt. candil "oil lamp" < And. Ar. qindll). , Cs. alb6ndiga =Pt. albondega "meatball" < And. Ar. bunduqah, Cs. alcantara "wooden case for velvet in the loom" =Pt. ald1ntara = Ct. Ar. , Cs. -Pt. almadraque = Ct. matelas "mattress"

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