There are many words that exist in English largely today that descended from Arabic, like Algebra, Algorithms, Alcohol, Banana, Chemistry, Coffee, Jar, Sofa, Sugar, Tariff, and much more. These words transferred mainly through the influence of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, a very advanced Civilization in all fields of Science and Art, which provided a basis of our modern-day Civilization. But the shared roots between Arabic and Western languages are alot older than this:.

Alef Ba Ta = Alphabet

It might be a surprise to learn that the word Alphabet is a combination of the first three letters in the Arabic Alphabet. Well, it doesn't stop there, as the Western Alphabet itself come from an Old Semitic pictorial system, which is what the Arabic language is also built on.
The Alphabet transferred from the Phoenicians (A civilization that existed in today's Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine) to the Greek, and then into the English Language.

The Phoenician Alphabets, in turn, was derived from a Proto-Semitic pictorial system. This is believed to be built on the Egyptian Pictorial writing system found in its earliest form in a Temple in Sinai in Egypt. A place called Sarabeet Al Khadem – A temple dedicated to the identification of the Motherly
Nature: Hathor.

This can be seen in these tables:

Like many things in life, shapes have evolved through simplifications and rotations, until our current Alphabets have developed.

Europe/Oroba: The Phoenician Princess

Etymology is a very interesting field of study. It takes us back to history and opens up doors to deeper knowledge.

In Greek Mythology; Europa is a Phoenician Princess who was abducted by Zeus who was in a form of a Bull.

The name most probably comes from Oroba – A Semitic word which is also in today’s Arabic
language, and even a from of the word “ Arabic ” itself ! The language spoken by the Phoenicians
offspring living today in The Levant area (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine).

The word most probably come from the root أ ر ب OR ع ر ب. The letter B and P Alternate, also A and
'ein ع.  Meaning to seek أرب or to express عرب.

Notice: The similarity between Oroba (Europa) and (Arabism).

King Offa's Coin

An Arabic Coin in England. This is a unique example of interactions between the East and The West.

This Coin made for King Offa of Mercia,(reigned 757–796). It can be seen in the British Museum.

Copied from the Dinar Coin of The Abbasid Caliph Al-Mansur (754-775), King Offa's Contemporary.

The Arabic inscription writes: La Ilaha Illa Allah Wahdaho La Sharika Laho   لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له

Al Andalus

Most of the science that reached Europe in the Middle Ages, transferred through the civilisation of the Arabs who lived in Andalus (Spain) for around 800 years. There is a huge number of scientists and scholars’ names in all fields of science who formed a basis for today’s scientific and artistic advancement. This was through preserving and translating the knowledge of the Greek civilization, and their great inventions. More information in this Clip:

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