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Arabic-english dictionary of qur'anic usage

by Badawi, Elsaid M; Haleen, Muhammad Abdel.
Series: Handbook of oriental studies: Publisher: Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008Edition: Bilingual ed.Description: 1069 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9004149481; 9789004149489.Subject(s): Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries | Islam | Reference works | Sacred texts | Reference | Sociology | Arabic | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Polyglot Dictionaries | Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings | Islamic Studies | REFERENCE / General | RELIGION / Reference | Religion / Islam / Koran & Sacred Writings | Dictionaries - General | Arabic language | Dictionaries | English | Koran | Bilingual DictionariesOnline resources: Amazon.com | Amazon customer reviews Summary: The Qur'an is the living source of all Islamic teaching, and is of singular importance to those interested in Islam and the study of religions. Despite this, there exists a long-felt lack of research tools for English first-language speakers who wish to access the Qur'an in the original Arabic. "The Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage" is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'anic Studies. Based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries, this work also emphasises the role of context in determining the meaning-scatter of each vocabulary item. Illustrative examples from Qur'anic verses are provided in support of the definitions given for each context in which a particular word occurs, with cross-references to other usages. Frequently occurring grammatical particles are likewise thoroughly explained, insofar as they are used in conveying various nuances of meaning in the text.
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The Qur'an is the living source of all Islamic teaching, and is of singular importance to those interested in Islam and the study of religions. Despite this, there exists a long-felt lack of research tools for English first-language speakers who wish to access the Qur'an in the original Arabic. "The Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage" is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'anic Studies. Based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries, this work also emphasises the role of context in determining the meaning-scatter of each vocabulary item. Illustrative examples from Qur'anic verses are provided in support of the definitions given for each context in which a particular word occurs, with cross-references to other usages. Frequently occurring grammatical particles are likewise thoroughly explained, insofar as they are used in conveying various nuances of meaning in the text.

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