ENGLISH words with ARABIC origin: List 1

(Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1IriptC) I have never been so amazed at how many words comes from Arabic origin. Let’s look at a few right here. (Taken directly from Wikipedia I’m afraid)   apricot البرقوق al-barqūq, apricot.[35] Arabic is in turn traceable back to Early Byzantine Greek and thence to classical Latin praecoqua, literally “precocious” and specifically precociously ripening peaches,[36] i.e.…