What does arabic mean?
The definition of arabic
Ar”a*bic, a.
Etym: [L. Arabicus, fr. Arabia.]

Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians. Arabic numerals or figures, the nine digits, 1, 2, 3, etc., and the cipher 0.

— Gum arabic. See under Gum.

Ar”a*bic, n.
The language of the Arabians.

Note: The Arabic is a Semitic language, allied to the Hebrew. It is very widely diffused, being the language in which all Mohammedans must read the Koran, and is spoken as a vernacular tongue in Arabia, Syria, and Northern Africa.