Arabic vs People - What's the difference?

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As an adjective arabic

is related to the.

As a proper noun arabic

is a major semitic language originating from the arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the middle east and north africa.

As a noun people is

; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.

As a verb people is

to stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

arabic

English

(wikipedia Arabic)

Alternative forms

* Arabick (obsolete)

Adjective

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  • Related to the .
  • *
  • One day my UN students asked me, "Which is the Arabic' country where the best Arabic is spoken?" I quickly replied, "Bosnia." They exclaimed, "But Bosnia is not an ' Arab country!"
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
  • *
  • White chalk on the fascia board above the Arabic-food stall reads "Lebanon''" and "''Lebs rule ".

    Usage notes

    * The adjective (term) is commonly used in reference to language, and in traditional phrases such as (Arabic numeral) or (gum arabic). Its use is controversial and often deprecated in reference to people or countries, where the adjective (Arab) is preferred.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.
  • Derived terms

    * Arabic numeral * Arabic script * Arabic scale * Hispano-Arabic * Mozarabic

    See also

    (wikibooks Arabic) * (ar) * Language list * * (Arabic language) * * Arab * Arabian

    people

    English

    (wikipedia people)

    Noun

  • ; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
  • :
  • *ca. 1607: XXII people was in this parrish drownd. (Plaque recording the )
  • *
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people . From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs,
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people' do send to other ' people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Towards the end of poverty , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A punch in the gut , passage=Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.}}
  • (plural peoples ) Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
  • A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
  • *1611, (Old Testament), , 2 (w) 8:15:
  • *:And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people .[http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=Kjv2Sam.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=8&division=div1]
  • *1952, (Old Testament), (Revised Standard Version) , Thomas Nelson & Sons, (w) 1:3:
  • *:The ox knows its owner, and the ass its master's crib; but Israel does not know, my people does not understand.
  • One's colleagues or employees.
  • *2001 , Vince Flynn, Transfer of Power , p.250:
  • *:Kennedy looked down at Flood's desk and thought about the possibilities. "Can you locate him?" "I already have my people checking on all [it]."
  • *2008 , Fern Michaels, Hokus Pokus? , p.184:
  • *:Can I have one of my people' get back to your ' people , Mr. President?" She tried to slam the phone back into the base and failed.
  • A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
  • :
  • The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
  • :
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about

    Usage notes

    When used to mean "persons" (meaning 1 below), "people" today takes a plural verb. However, in the past it could take a singular verb (see image).

    Synonyms

    * (leod) * (persons belonging to a group) collective, community, congregation, folk, nation, clan, tribe, race, class, caste, club * (followers) fans, groupies, supporters * (ancestors or relatives) kin, kith, folks * (mass of a community) populace, commoners, citizenry

    Derived terms

    * (the) beautiful people * man of the people * peeps * people person * people's army * people's democracy * people's republic * people's war * peoplehood * peopleless

    See also

    * sheeple

    Verb

    (peopl)
  • To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
  • * 1674 , , The State of Innocence and the Fall of Man , Act II, Scene I:
  • He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled Heav'n with Angels, Earth with Man.
  • To become populous or populated.
  • To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
  • * , lines 7–8:
  • Derived terms

    * peopler

    References

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