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Asked • 04/17/19

Do the words "dolphin" and "الدلفين" in English and Arabic have the same origin?

The word *dolphin* is used in may languages including English and Arabic ([الدلفين](http://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%84%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%86/))But it seems Arabic dictionaries say originally it has been *darfil* while Oxford dictionary says it is derived from the Greek word *delfin*.Also I have found an old Arabic text (1000 years ago) in which the word الدلفين is used.Do they have the same origin in Arabic and English?

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Robeir G. answered • 04/19/19

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