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fellah

Line breaks: fel¦lah
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛlə
 
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Definition of fellah in English:

noun (plural fellahin /-ˈhiːn/)

An Egyptian peasant.
Example sentences
  • With its Nile-side corniche awash with fellahin peasants and regal women in dark burqua gowns, this is unmistakably the gateway to Nubia and Africa.
  • This land was worked by the fellahin, who wielded two to three crops each season, usually keeping one-fourth to one-half of the harvest for themselves.
  • In his brown robe, faded under the sun to the color of his weathered face and callused hands, he looked more the fellahin than the wealthy landowner.

Origin

from Arabic fallāḥ 'tiller of the soil', from falaḥa 'till the soil'.

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