How Did the Arabic Loanwords Algebra, Sofa, Sash, and Sequin Originate From Arabic Languages?
Arabic loanwords are words taken directly from Arabic languages and incorporated into English. Algebra, sofa, sash, and sequin are among the hundreds of common English words that originated within the Arabic languages. A few others are, magazine, alcohol, jar, cotton, and mattress. Racquet comes from an Arabic word for hand, which is how tennis was … Read more