Historians believe that the Crusades were ultimately beneficial for European philosophy, science, and medicine because of its "cross-fertilization" with Muslim knowledge. What is NOT an English word that comes from Arabic roots?
Sugar comes from the Arabic word sukkar. Alcohol comes from al-kuhl. Assassin comes from hasisi, meaning "one who eats hashish." Persian assassins were slandered by Arabs, who said they were always intoxicated.
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