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List of Portuguese words of Arabic origin

A

  • Açafate (assafat)
  • Açafrão (azzae'faran) الزعفران
  • Acéquia (assāqiyyah) الساقية
  • Achaque (ashshaka)
  • Acicate (ashshukat) الشكّة
  • Açoite (assaut) السوط
  • Açorda (athurda)
  • Açoteia (assutaiha)
  • Açougue (assok)
  • Açucena (assusana) السوسنة
  • Açude (assudd)
  • Açúcar (assukar derived from Sanskrit çarkara) السكّر
  • Adarga (addarka)
  • Aduana (addwana) الديوان
  • Alá (al-ilâh)
  • Alabão (allabban) اللبّان
  • Alambique
  • Alarife (alarif)
  • Alarve (al-árab) العرب
  • Alazão
  • Albarda (albarda'a)
  • Albardar (albarda'a) البردعة
  • Albarraque
  • Albufeira (al-buHera) البحيرة
  • Alcáçova (alkasaba) القصبة
  • Alcachofra (alkharshof) الخرشف
  • Alcalóide (composed word: Arabic. alcali and Greek eîdos)
  • Alcaravia (alkarawiya) الكروية
  • Alcaraviz (alkarabís)
  • Alcateia (alkataia)
  • Alcatifa (alkatifa) القطيفة
  • Alcatruz (alkadus compound word: Arabic. al and Greek kádos, jar for water or wine)
  • Alcofa (alkuffa) القفّة
  • Álcool (alkohul) الكحول
  • Alcorão (Alkuran) القرآن
  • Alcova (alkubba) القبّة
  • Alecrim (aliklil)
  • Aletria (alitríya)
  • Alface
  • Alfafa
  • Alfaia
  • Alfaiate (al-khayyáţ) الخيّاط
  • Alfândega (al-funduq) الفندق
  • Alfanje
  • Alfaraz
  • Alfarela
  • Alfarrábio
  • Alfarrabista
  • Alfarroba (al-kharrūbah) الخرّوبة
  • Alfarrobeira
  • Alfavaca
  • Alfazema (al-khazāmā) الخزامى
  • Alfeire
  • Alferes (alfaris)
  • Alfobre (alhufra)
  • Alforge (alhurj)
  • Alforria (alhuriya') الحرية
  • Algarismo (alkarizmi, name of Arab mathematician Abu Ibn Muça)
  • Algarve(al-gharb) الغرب
  • Álgebra
  • Algema (aljami'a)
  • Algibeira (al-jibaira)
  • Algodão (alkutun) القطن
  • Algodoeiro
  • Algoritmo
  • Alguidar (algidar) القِدر
  • Alicate (allikkát)
  • Aljama (aljamaa)
  • Aljava (aljaba)
  • Almadrava (almadraba)
  • Almanaque (almanakh)
  • Almedina (almedina) المدينة
  • Almóada
  • Almocreve (almukari)
  • Almofada (almukhadda) المخدّة
  • Almofate (almikhyat)
  • Almofre
  • Almogávar (almugauar)
  • Almôndega (albundeca)
  • Almorávida (almurabit) المرابط
  • Almotacé (almuhtasib) المحتسب
  • Almotolia (almutli)
  • Almoxarifado
  • Almoxarife (al-musharif) المشرف
  • Almude
  • Alqueire
  • Alqueive
  • Alvanel
  • Alvará
  • Alvíssaras
  • Alvorge
  • Armazém
  • Arrátel
  • Arroba
  • Arroz (ar-rūz) الرز
  • Arsenal
  • Atafona
  • Atalaia
  • Azar
  • Azeite (az-zeyt) الزيت
  • Azeitona (az-zeytūnah) الزيتونة
  • Azemel
  • Azémola
  • Azimute
  • Azenha
  • Azinhaga
  • Azulejo (az-zillij) الزليج

B

  • Bafafá
  • Baraço
  • Bolota (balluta)
  • blaaah (baa-laah)

C

  • Café
  • Cáfila
  • Califa
  • Ceifa
  • Ceroulas (sarawil) سراويل
  • Chafariz
  • Cherne
  • Chifra
  • Cifra

D

  • Damasco (dimashq) دمشق

E

  • Elixir
  • Emir
  • Emirato (Emirado)
  • Escabeche (Sikbaj)

F

  • Falua (faluka)
  • Fatímida

G

  • Garrafa (gharrāfa) غرّافة

H

  • Harém (Hareem) حريم
  • Haxixe (Hash�īsh) حشيش

I

  • Imã (imām) إمام
  • Islão (Islã) (Islām) إسلام

J

  • Javali (jabali)

L

  • Laranja (naranj derived from the Persian naräng)
  • Laranjeira (naranj derived from the Persian naräng)
  • Lezíria (al-jazīra) الجزيرة

M

  • Madraçal (madrasa, school) مدرسة
  • Magazine
  • Masmorra (matmura)
  • Matraca (mitraka)
  • Mesa
  • Mesquita (masdjid) مسجد
  • Metical (Mozambican currency, from mitķāl, an Arabic unit of weight, from taķāl', weigh).
  • Moçárabe (must'rib) مستعرب
  • Muezim (mu'ađđin) مؤذّن
  • Maomé (originally Muhammad; also Maomet; formerly Maomede, Mafoma, Mafamede)
  • Muladi (malado)

N

  • Nadir (natir)
  • Nora (na'ûra)

O

  • Omíada
  • Oxalá (in sha allah or inshallah, God willing)

R

  • Ramadão (Ramadã)
  • Rês
  • Resma (rizmah) رزمة
  • Romã (ramaan) رمان

S

  • Sáfaro (sahrā', desert) صحراء
  • Safra (safaria)
  • Sala
  • Saloio (çahroi)
  • Sofá (suffah, couch)
  • Sultanato (sultan, ruler)
  • Sultão (sultan, ruler)
  • Sura

T

  • Tambor (tanbur derived from the Persian dänbära)
  • Tamara (tamar ) تمر

X

  • Xarope (xarab) شرب
  • Xaveco (xabbak)
  • Xeque (shaikh) شيخ

Z

  • Zarabatana (zarba tãnâ)
  • Zénite (samt)

References

  • Much of the content of this article comes from the equivalent Portuguese-language WorldHeritage article, accessed February 24, 2007.

External links

  • As Projeções da Língua Árabe na Língua Portuguesa, essay by Antônio Houaiss

See also

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