Bedouin


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Bed·ou·in

also Bed·u·in  (bĕd′o͞o-ĭn, bĕd′wĭn)
n. pl. Bedouin or Bed·ou·ins also Beduin or Be·du·ins
An Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, or Sahara Deserts.

[Middle English Bedoin, from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwīyīn, pl. of badawī, nomadic, from badw, desert nomads, Bedouins; see bdw in Semitic roots.]

Bedouin

(ˈbɛdʊɪn) or

Beduin

npl -ins or -in
1. (Peoples) a member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara
2. a wanderer or rover
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Bedouins
4. wandering or roving
[C14: from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwi, plural of badwi, from badw desert]

Bed•ou•in

or Bed•u•in

(ˈbɛd u ɪn, ˈbɛd wɪn)

n., pl. -ins, (esp. collectively) -in.
1. an Arab of the deserts of SW Asia and N Africa, traditionally tent-dwelling and dependent on animal herds for subsistence.
2. a nomad; wanderer.
[1350–1400; Middle English Bedoyn < Middle French beduyn < Arabic badawī desert-dweller =badw desert + suffix of appurtenance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bedouin - a member of a nomadic tribe of ArabsBedouin - a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
Translations

Bedouin

[ˈbedʊɪn]
A. ADJbeduino
B. N (Bedouin or Bedouins (pl)) → beduino/a m/f

Bedouin

[ˈbɛdʊɪn]
n (= person) → Bédouin(e) m/f
adjbédouin(e)

Bedouin

nBeduine m, → Beduinin f
adjbeduinisch

Bedouin

[ˈbɛdʊɪn] n & adjbeduino/a
References in classic literature ?
"I am going to become an African prince, - a Bedouin gentleman.
With his shaggy head thrown back like birds when they drink, pressing his spurs mercilessly into the sides of his good horse, Bedouin, and sitting as though falling backwards in the saddle, he galloped to the other flank of the squadron and shouted in a hoarse voice to the men to look to their pistols.
Unluckily, the caravan was attacked and pillaged by the Bedouins, and the pilgrims were taken prisoners.
There are stalwart Bedouins of the desert here, and stately Moors proud of a history that goes back to the night of time; and Jews whose fathers fled hither centuries upon centuries ago; and swarthy Riffians from the mountains--born cut-throats--and original, genuine Negroes as black as Moses; and howling dervishes and a hundred breeds of Arabs--all sorts and descriptions of people that are foreign and curious to look upon.
And here are aged Moors with flowing white beards and long white robes with vast cowls; and Bedouins with long, cowled, striped cloaks; and Negroes and Riffians with heads clean-shaven except a kinky scalp lock back of the ear or, rather, upon the after corner of the skull; and all sorts of barbarians in all sorts of weird costumes, and all more or less ragged.
Outside, some wooden cabins, and some made of reeds, showed the quarter inhabited by the Bedouins. Soon Djeddah was shut out from view by the shadows of night, and the Nautilus found herself under water slightly phosphorescent.
At all the more public pumps there is much cooling of bare feet, together with much bubbling and gurgling of drinking with hand to spout on the part of these Bedouins; the Cloisterham police meanwhile looking askant from their beats with suspicion, and manifest impatience that the intruders should depart from within the civic bounds, and once more fry themselves on the simmering high-roads.
"Dear Valentine, you are a perfect angel, and I am sure I do not know what I -- sabring right and left among the Bedouins -- can have done to merit your being revealed to me, unless, indeed, heaven took into consideration the fact that the victims of my sword were infidels.
"The term takes on a negative connotation in Muhammad's preach, for all the evils that embodies heresy are primarily made on the account of these Bedouins with superficial religious concerns." (Anghelescu, 2009: 135) In addition, for the fact that the Bedouin illustrated heresy there is an explanation, namely that the Bedouin, whom was considered to be only superficially converted, was a second degree Muslim, because he could not meet a number of ritual obligations.
Hamas' Minister of Culture Attallah Abu al-Subuh shared his views on Palestinian Dahiyya, a rhythmic group dance with deep roots in Bedouin culture, in a Facebook post last Thursday.
Summary: Spread across the living room floor of a small house in Zahle's Kfar Zabad, the Bedouin Saleh family lamented the circumstances that have left many of their people stateless.
I thought the articles in your last issue about Bedouins ("The Bedouin Dilemma" and "A Matter of Dreams," July/ August 2015) were very interesting and related to Martin Buber's writing about Bedouins in the early 20th century and the relationship between Arabs and Jews as Israel developed.