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Arabic Dictionaries

Hans Wehr Arab/Eng Dictionary [L]
Hans Wehr Arab/Eng Dictionary [L]
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Details:  Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, New,
*[-A4] Paperback - 1129 pages,
Arabic-English Dictionary,
Edited by J.M. Cowan,
Published July 2011.

 Back in Stock August 2018

Description :

Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it one of the most significant contributions to Arabic lexicography. It is hoped that this masterpiece will point the way ot wider use of modern lexicographical principles in the compilation of dictionaries for earlier periods of the Arabic language.

''One of the Best and most Popular Of all
the dictionaries of modern written Arabic

The work is compiled on descriptive principles: only words and expressions that are attested in context are included "It was chiefly based on combing modern works of Arabic literature for lexical items, rather than culling them from medieval Arabic dictionaries, which was what Lane had done in the nineteenth century"

All new entries have been derived from primary sources, i.e. from running contexts. The source texts, predominately from the last ten years, cover a broad spectrum of content, style and origin, thereby providing a representative cross section of modern usage encountered in various fields such as technology, economics, sports, medicine, the oil industry and the natural sciences, as well as creative literature. Particular use was made of texts from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia which were drawn from newspapers, periodicals, textbooks, official and private documents and belles-lettres; some use was also made of the press of the northwest African countries. The number of new entries, including lemmata as well as compounds, idiomatic phrases and new definitions of head words, runs to approximately 13,000. Moreover, in about 3,000 instances, smaller additions (new transcriptions, plural forms, prepositional government of verbs, cross-references, etc.) have been inserted, errors corrected, obsolete entries eliminated. Some lemmata have been completely reworked.

Words are in root order. This really is the best method as all students of Arabic will know.

Reviews :

The reliability and completeness of the work deserve every praise, as does the practical arrangement of the entries. ---Bibliotheca Orientalis.

There can be no doubt that...it is a basic tool for study of modern Arabic. ---Middle East Journal.

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*Dimensions : 24.8 x 19 x 6cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 16 July, 2018.