Arabist


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Ar·ab·ist

 (ăr′ə-bĭst)
n.
1. A specialist in the Arabic language or culture.
2. One who is favorably disposed toward Arab concerns and policies.

Arabist

(ˈærəbɪst)
n
a student or expert in Arabic culture, language, history, etc

Ar•ab•ist

(ˈær ə bɪst)

n.
1. a specialist in or student of the Arabic language or Arab culture.
2. a supporter of Arab interests.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and cultureArabist - a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Translations

Arabist

[ˈærəbɪst] Narabista mf
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He added that the seminar, which will be held at Moscow State Institute for International Relations, will focus on the historic dimensions of the Omani-Russian relations and what is related to the political system in the Sultanate, as well as "Oman; Land of Amazing Discoveries," "Ahmed bin Majid from the Eye of a Russian Arabist," and "Omani Modern Prose in Light of the Development in the Arab Literature".