What is the language of origin for arroz
It is an Indo-European root, common to many languages.
Indo-European -> Sanskrit "vrihi" -> Greek "oryza" -> Arabic "aruz" -> Spanish "arroz"
Indo-European -> Sanskrit "vrihi" -> Greek "oryza" -> Latin "oriza" -> Italian "riso" -> French "ris" -> English "rice"
Hi Kiana, to know origin and etymology of words check this dictionary
Go over to Sanlee's flashcard sets. It should be on page three of her sets, and there are two groups of cards called something like Words from Arabic....
Spain was once by the Moors (Muslim Arabs) who brought rice to Valencia.
The Spanish word for rice is "arroz" which seems to come directly from the Arabic word for rice which is "al- ruzz".
I remember a unit in my Spanish class where we discussed word origins. Almost all Spanish words that began with "al" were Arabic in origin. Like readytodictate said, it came from a word starting with "al" which points to Arabic!