Author: Edward William Lane
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
Pages: 3064 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
This Lexicon edition is an economy priced edition of the original
The most scholarly dictionary of the Arabic language available. This work is the product of over thirty years of unrelenting labour. It is a work of such unique greatness that, since its first appearance almost 150 years ago, it has remained to this day supreme in the field of Arabic lexicography. No scholar or group of scholars has produced anything to supplant it. As it originally appeared and was later reproduced, the Lexicon consisted of eight large, cumbersome volumes, which made it difficult to use. This set has brought together the eight large volumes into two compact volumes; it is now possible to keep the Lexicon on the work desk and refer to it with ease. This monumental work from the 19th century, a product of over thirty years of unrelenting labor, is to this day the supreme authority as the most scholarly dictionary available. A major source behind all dictionaries produced today and every major works on Arabic studies.