Bride = عَرُوْسٌ

The word for “bride” in Arabic is عَرُوْسٌ (‘aroos). However, it can also mean bridegroom. In modern Arabic the word for bride is عَرُوْسَةٌ , and so is made distinct from bridegroom by the addition of the ة . In classical Arabic, however, the same word is used for both, although the two significations have different plurals: bridegrooms is عُرُسٌ , and brides is عَرَائِسُ . We can disambiguate between the two significations of the singular by using the phrase الْمَرْأَةُ الْعَرُوسُ (lit. the woman ‘aroos) for bride.