A Dictionary of Post-Classical Yemeni Arabic

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BRILL, May 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 541 pages
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This publication is a most comprehensive, richly-documented dictionary which presents, in local Arabic dialects and in mostly assimilated Judaeo-Yemeni dialects, the natural, geo-political, economic, and socio-cultural history of Muslim Yemen. It is also an account of the religious inter- and intra-socio-cultural and economic everyday life of the ancient Jewish communities who lived as dhimm's under Muslim rule until their mass emigration to Israel in 1948, leaving behind 5,000 co-religionists. The dictionary is based on about 300 printed and ms sources painstakingly consulted in various libraries all over the world, and many Yemeni language informants now residing in Israel. The text of every single item is adduced, mostly in context, with reference to ms., or book, page, line, or note, and to classical and foreign etymologies. Particular attention has been paid to the dictionaries of Lane and Dozy. This is a milestone in Arabic lexicography, complementing Dozy's "Supplement aux dictionnaires arabes," and opening up a complete new area sorely missing in the field of Arabic Studies.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
3
Section 4
4
Section 5
5
Section 6
6
Section 7
7
Section 8
8
Section 17
69
Section 18
88
Section 19
89
Section 20
91
Section 21
95
Section 22
98
Section 23
144
Section 24
162

Section 9
9
Section 10
17
Section 11
28
Section 12
44
Section 13
49
Section 14
64
Section 15
66
Section 16
68
Section 25
198
Section 26
226
Section 27
230
Section 28
234
Section 29
239
Section 30
258
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