What does fellah mean?

Definitions for fellah
ˈfɛl ə; ˌfɛl əˈhinfel·lah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fellah(noun)

    an agricultural laborer in Arab countries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fellah(noun)

    a peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc

  2. Origin: [Ar.]

Freebase

  1. Fellah

    Fellah is a peasant, farmer or agricultural laborer in the Middle East and North Africa. The word derives from the Arabic word for ploughman or tiller.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fellah

    fel′ä, n. an Arabic name applied contemptuously by the Turks to the labouring or agricultural population of Egypt—descendants of the ancient Egyptian, intermingled with Syrians, Arabs, &c.:—pl. Fell′ahs, Fell′ahîn. [Ar., 'tiller of the soil.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fellah

    the name applied contemptuously by the Turks to the agricultural labourer of Egypt; the Fellahin (pl. of Fellah) comprise about three-fourths of the population; they are of good physique, and capable of much toil, but are, despite their intelligence and sobriety, lazy and immoral; girls marry at the age of 12, and the children grow up amidst the squalor of their mud-built villages; their food is of the poorest, and scarcely ever includes meat; tobacco is their only luxury; their condition has improved under British rule.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Fellah

    Arabic for agriculturist or peasant. In the plural, “El Fellahin,” the term is specifically applied to the labouring population of Egypt.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellah in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fellah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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