List of Portuguese words of Arabic origin

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In today's article we will share a list of Portuguese words of Arabic origin. Did you have any idea that the word came from the Arabic language? I hope you like the article and share it with friends.

Among the words that the Arabs bequeathed to the Portuguese language, the majority is easily identifiable, since it begins with the prefix a (l-), corresponding to the Arabic definite article - o or a.

  • Acictifradee [الشوكة ash-shukat, thorn]
  • Acechia [السَّاقِيَة as-sekyah, irrigation stream]
  • Adarga [الدَرْقَة ad-darqa, shield]
  • Customs [الدّيْوَان ad-dwana]
  • Agi [حاج hajji, pilgrim who does hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca]
  • Alabão [اللبّان al-labban, who gives a lot of milk]
  • Alembic
  • Alarife [العَريف al-arif, sage, master of works]
  • Alarve [العرب al-'arab, the Bedouin Arabs]
  • Sorrel: [الدَرْقَة al-Hiçân: horse]
  • Lute [العَود al-'oud, wood]
  • Albarda [البَرْدَعة al-barda'a]
  • Albardar [البَرْدَعة al-barda'a]
  • Albatross [الغطاس al-ghattas, the diver]
  • Albornoz [al-burnus, cape used by the Berbers]
  • Artichoke [الخَرشوف al-kharshof, fruit of the thistle]
  • Alcaidaria [al-qaid, chief]
  • Mayor [القائِد al-qaid, chief]
  • Alcaiote [القوّاد alkawwad]
  • Alkaloid [compound word: Árab. alcali + Greek eîdos, form]
  • Caper
  • Caraway [الكروياء al-karawiya]
  • Alcaraviz [al-karabís]
  • Alcaria [القَرية small town or place to guard the implements]
  • Pack [al-kataia, flock]
  • Carpet [al-katifa]
  • Alcatruz [al-kadus compound word: Árab. al + Greek kádos]
  • Alcavala [al-kabala, tribute]
  • Carrycot [al-kuffa, basket]
  • Quran [القرآن Al-kuran, reading]
  • Alcove [al-qabu, side room]
  • Nickname: [al-kunia - Nickname]
  • Alcácer [القَصَر Fortaleza]
  • Alcáçova [القَصَبة al-kasaba, the administrative area of ​​a castle]
  • Village [الضيعة Al-daiá, village]
  • Rosemary [al-iklil]
  • Vermicelli [alitríya]
  • Lettuce: الخَس al-khaç
  • Alfalfa al-Hâfa
  • Alfaia
  • Tailor al-khayyât
  • Alfange [al-Hanx] snake
  • Alfaraz [al-faras] horse or mare
  • Spruce
  • Alfarrabista: from the name of the Muslim philosopher al-Fârâbî
  • Carob [al-Kharrub, fruit and tree]
  • Carob tree
  • Alfarrabio
  • Alfavaca: الحباقة al-habâqa pot where the plant is sown الحبق al-habaq [basil]
  • Lavender: al-khuzâma
  • Alfeire
  • Ensign [الفارس al-faris, knight]
  • Pin
  • Alfobre [al-hufra, gully?]
  • Saddlebag [al-hurj, bag]
  • Freedom [الحرية al-hurriya [freedom]
  • Customs [الفندقة al-fandaqa by name فندق funduq]
  • Numerals [الخوارزمي al-kawarizmi, name of Arab mathematician Abu Ibn Muça]
  • Algarve [الغرب Al-garb, the western or western part]
  • Handcuff [al-jami'a, bracelet]
  • Algeroz [az-zurub ???, canal, or al-kharruj, the one who makes out]
  • Pouch [al-jabîra, pocket]
  • Cotton
  • Cotton [القطن al-kutun]
  • Algorithm
  • Algoz [al-gozz, a member of a tribe that recruited executioners]
  • Alguidar [al-qidr, mud escudela]
  • Pliers [al-likkát, tongs]
  • Alidade [al-'idada, object used in astronomy]
  • Alizarina [al-usara, the juice, Rubia tinctorum root dye]
  • Aljama [al-jamaa, reunion]
  • Quiver [al-jaba]
  • Almadrava [al-madraba]
  • Almanac [المَناخ al-manakh]
  • Almedina [المَدينة al-madina, the city]
  • Admiral [أمير البحر amir-al-bahr, chief of the sea]
  • Almocreve [al-mukari, rent crossbows]
  • Cushion [المخدة al-mukhadda de khadd, face]
  • Mortar
  • Cushion [al-mikhyat, needle, awl]
  • Safe
  • Almogávar [al-mugauar, warrior]
  • Almoravid [المرابط al-murabit]
  • Almotacé [المُحْتَسِب al-muhtasib, scouting master]
  • Alotolia [al-mutli]
  • Warehouse
  • Storekeeper
  • Almude: weight unit
  • Meatball [البندقة al-bundeca, hazelnut?]
  • Apricot: large apricot with a peach-like smell
  • Bushel [al-keil, weight unit for cereals]
  • Fallow
  • Alchemy [الكيمياء al-kymiya]
  • Alvanel [البَنّاء al-bannâ ', bricklayer; cf. masonry]
  • License [البراءة al-barã'a, letter of authorization]
  • Alvazil [الوَزير al-wazîr, minister]
  • Alveitar: vetenerário
  • Alvitana
  • Alvorge
  • Alvissaras
  • Allah [الله al-ilâh, God]
  • Warehouse [المَخْزَن al-Makhzan]
  • At weight unit
  • Rice: ar-ruz
  • Arrátel: ar-ritl weight unit
  • Tarsan Arsenal
  • Hassassin or Hashish Killer
  • Atafal
  • Atafona: mill
  • Watchtower: [الطّلاية aṭ-ṭalâya, watchtower located, outside the localities]
  • Peak: أوج auj '[the top]
  • Bad luck: [الزّهر az-zahar, luck]
  • Olive oil: [الزَّيت az-zayt, replaces oil, olive oil]
  • Olive الزَّيْتُون [replaces Latin Latin]
  • Azemel: who rents cargo animals
  • Watermill: water powered mill
  • Azimuth [as-sumût, the degree mark of a star's position on the horizon]
  • Azinhaga
  • Blue [az-zaward, Arabic loan from Persian Ljward, from Latin lapis lazuli]
  • Tile [الزليج az-zuleij, painted stone]
  • Azemole: pack animal
  • Saffron [السَفَط as-safat; basket]
  • Saffron [اَلزَّعْفَرَان az-zafaran, yellow]
  • Whipped [as-saut]
  • Açorda [الثُّرْدَة ath-thurda, bread soup]
  • Açoteia [السُّطَيْحَة as-sutaiha]
  • Butcher shop [السُّوْق as-suk, market]
  • Azucena [السُّوْسَنَة as-susana, lily]
  • Weir [السَّد as-sudd, dam]
  • Sugar [السُّكَّر as-sukkar, sugar, white sand]
  • Carrot [safunnárya, from arab toto is avsjsj mozarabe]
  • Chavalo [xabâb, young man, young man]
  • Damascus [Dimashq, دِمَشْق]
  • Elixir ['al-Axir']
  • Emir ['Amir']
  • Emirate [Emirate]
  • Migraine ['ax-xaqîqa', half head]
  • Marinade ['Sikbaj']
  • Emerald [humming]
  • Falua [faluka]
  • Fatimida antr. Fátima [Mohammed's only daughter, killed in Mecca in 633] + –ida
  • So-and-so [So-and-so]
  • Bottle [karafâ, bulky bottle]
  • Sesame [al-jijlin]
  • Giraffe [zarafat]
  • Hacominago ['Hacomanago'; eye]
  • Harem ['Harim']
  • Hashish ['Hashish'; marijuana]
  • Magnet [imam, guide]
  • Islam [Islam, Islam]
  • Jackfruit
  • Jacu
  • Jar
  • jasmine
  • Boar [wild boar]
  • Orange [naranj derives from Persian naräng]
  • Orange tree [naranj derives from Persian naräng]
  • Wetland [al-jaza'ir, islands]
  • Lemon tree [laimun derives from Persian limun]
  • Lemon [laimun derives from Persian limun]
  • Madrasal [madrasa, school]
  • Magazine [al-gacini]
  • Muhammad [original: Muhammad. Also Maomet. Formerly: Maomede]
  • Marabuto: Murâbit santo that is dedicated to the ribât i.é to the holy war;
  • Dungeon [matmura, underground barn]
  • Matraca [mitraka]
  • Mosque [masdjid]
  • Mozarabic [must'rib, arabized]
  • Mudéjar [mudajjan, the one who lives]
  • Muezim Muazzin responsible for calls to canonical prayers.
  • Muladi: muallad: Christian from the Iberian Peninsula converted to Islam [malado]
  • Nadir [natir, opposite, projection in the lower celestial sphere]
  • Nora [na'ûra]
  • Umayyad
  • I wish [in sha allah or inshallah, God willing]
  • Parrot [origin: babaghā 'ببغاء]
  • danger [part-nong]
  • Prison [prasioner]
  • Ream [rhizome, stack of paper]
  • Harvest [safari, harvest season]
  • Salad [salata]
  • Salamaleque [as-salam-alaik, peace be with you]
  • Saloio [çahroi, from the countryside]
  • Couch
  • Ice cream
  • Sultanate [sultan, domain, dominator]
  • Sultan [sultan, dominion, dominator]
  • Sura
  • Safaro [sahra ', desert]
  • Talc [derived from Arabic talq, “plaster, asbestos”]
  • Drum [tanbur derives from Persian dänbära, zither]
  • Carpet
  • trot [trot-ne]
  • Date [Tamr, fruit]
  • Chador [chador]
  • Chess [xaṭranj]
  • Xaria [xarî'a, legislation, Islamic law]
  • Syrup [syrup, drink, potion]
  • Xaveco [xabbak, small ship with three masts and Latin sails]
  • Sheikh or Sheikh [xayẖ, elder, master]
  • Checkmate [xayẖ mât, “the king died”]
  • Sheriff [xarîf, noble, well-born]
  • Xávega [xabaka, network]
  • Blowpipe [blow tãnâ]
  • Zenith [samt, head direction, path, projection in the celestial sphere]
  • Algebra
  • Flatten, flatten [الشَّكو ash-shaku, doubt, suspicion; or الشّكاة ash-shakaa