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The Resource A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts, Mahmoud Sami Moussa

A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts, Mahmoud Sami Moussa

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A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts
Title
A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic
Title remainder
for the reader of classical and modern texts
Statement of responsibility
Mahmoud Sami Moussa
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
  • How would you ever know that "to lose a baby ostrich" means to rush into something without thinking? Or that "what can the wind take from the pavement?" is said when someone has nothing to lose? This comprehensive guide to idiomatic expressions in literary Arabic, the first of its kind, will inform, amuse, and entertain, through more than 8,500 entries found in texts from the Qur'an to today's newspapers. With explanations in Arabic and English, it is an essential resource for both students of Arabic and native speakers
  • Reaching into the great wealth of this complex and intriguing language, the dictionary draws on and reveals the rich cultural and religious traditions of Arabic-speaking communities that have informed its idioms. Expressions of condolence, astonishment, and hardship, alongside sayings about friendship, miserliness, and reconciliation are collected and made accessible here, while glimpses are provided into history through phrases tied to important events and figures--from the ancient Egyptians to Saddam Hussein. Altogether, this book allows a fascinating insight into Arabic's many quirks and intricacies
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
492.7313
Index
no index present
Language note
Arabic idioms with meanings given in Arabic and English
LC call number
PJ6167
LC item number
.M68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts, Mahmoud Sami Moussa
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1604/2015295838-d.html
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9789774166419
Lccn
2015295838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952494869
Label
A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts, Mahmoud Sami Moussa
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1604/2015295838-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9789774166419
Lccn
2015295838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952494869

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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