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Language of Compromise

Meaning of compromise Arabic Hebrew English

ice creamI’m interested in the linguistic equivalents of the word “compromise” in the Arabic and Hebrew languages. In English, the same word can refer in an honorable sense to both personal and political settlements of differences (examples: eating string beans versus getting ice cream between parent and child and the famous Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 in American history.) It also has some dishonorable alternate meanings such as being put in a compromised position or compromising one’s principles. Does anybody fluent in Arabic and or Hebrew know what (if any) the comparable terms are in those languages and whether they have different connotations than they have in English?