An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious Eastern Sources ... (Google eBook)

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Williams and Norgate, 1877 - Arabic language - 3064 pages
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Page i - WITH SUPPLEMENTS TO ITS ABRIDGED AND DEFECTIVE EXPLANATIONS, AMPLE GRAMMATICAL AND CRITICAL COMMENTS, AND EXAMPLES IN PROSE AND VERSE: COMPOSED BY MEANS OF THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE MOST NOBLE ALGERNON, DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND, KG, ETC. ETC. ETC., AND THE BOUNTY OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT:
Page i - IN TWO BOOKS: THE FIRST CONTAINING ALL THE CLASSICAL WORDS AND SIGNIFICATIONS COMMONLY KNOWN TO THE LEARNED AMONG THE ARABS : THE SECOND, THOSE THAT ARE OF RARE OCCURRENCE AND NOT COMMONLY KNOWN. BOOK I.— PART
Page xxiv - The journal ends with two stories of the Plague noted on August 1st and 2nd. Shortly after this Lane returned to England, carrying with him the manuscript of certainly the most perfect picture of a people's life that has ever been written, his " Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians." 1835—1842.
Page xxi - He then snatched up the purse, and ran home with it, crying in the same manner all the way; and leaving his friend to follow him with his shoes.—Soon after the bookseller had told this story, there joined us a Persian darweesh, whom I had often met there before, and a fat, merry-looking, red-faced man, loaded with ragged clothing,
Page xvi - (0 ! Blessing ! Blessing ! Bless ye the Prophet ! On him be peace!). After every two or three companies there was an interval of many minutes : so that about an hour elapsed before the procession had passed the place where I sat. After waiting some time at the
Page xx - his friend—" you might have asked ten purses, and it would have been given." The tailor threw down the purse in the middle of the street ; kicked off his shoes ; and for several minutes continued slapping his face, and crying out, like a woman,—
Page xxi - the welees love thee ; and the Prophet loves thee. Thou must go to the sheykh Mustafa El-Munadee, and the sheykh El-Bahaee ! " (These are two very celebrated welees). " Thou must be a welee." He then took my right hand, in the manner which is practised on giving the covenant which admits a person a darweesh, and repeated the
Page xvi - They have a shop in the principal street of the city (nearly opposite the entrance to Khan El-Khaleelee), which will be a convenient place for me to repair to on the occasions of public processions. Friday, 10th of January.—Last day (29th) of
Page xxi - he said that he was afraid to go to the hospital ; for he had heard that many patients there were killed and boiled, to make skeletons : he afterwards, however, on my assuring him that his fears were groundless, promised to go.—While I was talking with him, there began to pass by the shop a long funeral-train, consisting of numerous fikees, and many of the
Page xx - of the Azhar, and of some repute ; to whom 14 keerats (or 24th parts) of the house in which he (the fikee) lodged belonged: the other 10 keerats of this house belonged to a tailor. The bookseller's house was entered, from the roof, and plundered, three times, of wheat, butter, &c. The fikee was accused by the bookseller of having committed these thefts ; and confessed that he

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