30 Everyday English Words You Didn’t Know Came From Arabic

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11. Elixir
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): al-iksīr
> Meaning in Arabic: the elixir

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12. Ghoul
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): ghūl
> Meaning in Arabic: ghoul (in Arabic folklore)

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13. Giraffe
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): zarāfa
> Meaning in Arabic: giraffe

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14. Henna
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): hinnā
> Meaning in Arabic: henna

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15. Hummus
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): ḥummuṣ
> Meaning in Arabic: chickpeas

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