An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious This is the Text Version of Lane, An Arabic English Lexicon converted into text from. آ. ب. ت. ث. ج. ح. خ. د. ذ. ر. ز. س. ش. ص. ض. ط. ظ. ع. غ. ف. ق. ك. ل. م. ن. ه. و. ى. Resize=>. 8 vols · Download Arabic Font. Contents. Lexicon. (click on letters). Titles &. Edward William Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon (Dictionary). Regarded as the best Arabic-English lexicon in the world, and now available FREE. Online in PDF .

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On all other days he devoted himself uncompromisingly to the preparation of his Lexicon. Lane set to work at once, making his third voyage to Cairo to collect materials in e.w.lne same year.

No scholar or group of scholars has produced anything to supplant it. In his presence a profane or impure speech was an impossibility: Every Arabist has had good enlgish to bless him for his superhuman labour… It is certainly true to say that every work produced in this century relating in any way to Arabic studies has drawn heavily upon the Lexicon.

A total of 2, pages were proofread by Lane himself. Those later volumes are sketchy and full of gaps. Hence it was a matter of great consequence to gather together any manuscripts that could be bought in Cairo”. The most scholarly dictionary of the Arabic language available. Views Read Edit View history. To the last arabif preserved the simple earnest faith of his childhood “he never began his day’s work without uttering the Arab dedication Bismi-Ilah, “In the name of God”.

Thus the work has never been completed.

Set of two volumes. If you are ordering this title outside of the UK, please contact us about shipping charges. And whereas in the native writers method is unknown and meaning follows meaning in no settled sequence, Lane has succeeded in arranging each article in logical order, distinguishing between primary and secondary meanings, and making the various significations of each root a connected whole, instead of a chaotic of inexplicable contradictions.


For six months together he did not cross the threshold of his house; and during all the seven years he only once left Cairo, and that was to take his wife and sister for a three day’s visit to the Pyramids. At length the materials were gathered, the Taj was transcribed up to a sufficiently advanced point, and Lane felt he need stay no longer in Egypt” “composition went slowly on, and the manuscript of the Taj-e-Aroos was gradually completed and sent over” “The publication of the Lexicon more than confirmed the high expectations that had been formed of it” “Each statement is followed by initials indicating the authorities form which it; was derived, except where Lane has interwoven, within brackets, his own remarks and criticisms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lane translates these definitions into English, and he carefully notes which dictionaries are giving which definitions.

The acquisition of materials, which took 13 years, [3] was left in the hands of Al-Dasuqi when Lane returned to England in At length the materials were gathered, the Taj was transcribed up to a sufficiently advanced point, and Lane felt he need stay no longer in Egypt” “composition went slowly on, and the manuscript of leexicon Taj-e-Aroos was gradually completed and sent over”. Arabic-English Lexicon 2 Volumes Notify me when available.

For the sake of his health and of a new career, he set sail e.w.lanr Egypt.

From an early breakfast to near midnight he was always at his desk, the long hours of work being broken only by a few minutes for meals- he allowed himself lexicno more – and a scanty half-hour of exercise, spent in walking up and down a room or on the terrace on the roof. Homepage Catalogue Arabic-English Lexicon.


Except on Fridays, Lane denied himself lexucon everybody, unless unusual circumstances made the interruption a necessity. No products To be determined Shipping. Arabic Letters Activity Book. Nothing has come out of the planned Second Division. But Lane does not use his own knowledge of Arabic to give definitions to the words. Instead, Lane joined his brother Richard in London, studying engraving with him.

Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane

It was published in eight volumes during the second half of the 19th century. If you are interested in supporting the activities of the Islamic Texts Society, please visit the Support Us page. Back to England, Lane continued to work on the dictionary with zeal, complaining that he was so used to the cursive calligraphy of his Arabic manuscripts that the Western print strained his eyes. The lexicon was designed to consist of two “Books” or Divisions: He arabuc known for his translation of One Thousand and One Nightswhich he censored, with the usual 19th-century view on “Victorian morality”.

At the same time Lane began his study of Arabic on his own.

Arabic-English Lexicon

Thus the work is, in point of authoritativeness, as sufficient for the student as if he possessed arwbic the original manuscripts from which it is compiled.

Thus from year to year the work went slowly on; collating, collecting, composing filled each day, each month, each year. It consists of Arabic words defined and explained in the English language. Related The Pure Intention: By buying this product you can collect up to loyalty points. He was a Christian Gentleman, of a fashion of engilsh that is passing away.

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