WOTW: arsenal

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triplo word of the week - arsenal


今週の #WOTW は 'arsenal’ です。Arsenal FC is a football club from Islington in London but, have you ever wondered what the word ‘arsenal’ means? If yes, you could google it, but stay with us, let’s have a look at some example sentences using this noun.


- Whose nuclear arsenal is bigger, America’s or Russia’s? (A collection of weapons and military equipment.)

- A: The building of the Parliament of Catalonia was originally an arsenal.
- B: I didn’t know that! How metaphoric… (A place where weapons and military equipment are stored or made.)

- Do you like reading? At triplo we have an arsenal of books for you to choose from! (An array of resources available for a certain purpose.)


The word ‘arsenal’ comes from the Arabic ‘daarsinaa’a’, meaning ‘house of industry’, but when it first appeared in the English language in the 16th century it meant ‘dock for building/reparing ships’.