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Hans Wehr: A Dictionary of Modern Arabic by Edited by J. Milton Cowan - Hardcover - 1961 - from Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] (SKU: 014248)

Hans Wehr: A Dictionary of Modern Arabic

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Hans Wehr: A Dictionary of Modern Arabic

by Edited by J. Milton Cowan

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Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1961. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Dust jacket has a closed tear on the upper front edge near the spine and chipping with no loss on the top spine edge. 9.25 inches tall; 1110 pages. -------------- The Arabic-German dictionary was completed in 1945, but not published until 1952. Writing in the 1960s, a critic commented, 'Of all the dictionaries of modern written Arabic, the work [in question] ... is the best.' It remains the most widely used Arabic-English dictionary.----------- 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'. [wiki].

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Bookseller's Inventory #
014248
Title
Hans Wehr: A Dictionary of Modern Arabic
Author
Edited by J. Milton Cowan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Otto Harrassowitz
Place of Publication
Wiesbaden
Date Published
1961
Keywords
Dictionary

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