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Al-Quāmūs al-Muhti wa al-Quabus al-Wasit / Firuzabadi : manuscript copy of Arabic dictionary.

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Author/Creator:
Fīrūzābādī, Muḥammad ibn Yaʻqūb, 1329-1414 or 1415.
Language:
Arabic.
Earliest possible date:
1500
Latest possible date:
1550
Imprint:
[Ottoman Turkey, first half of 16th century.]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 1 folio volume in slipcase, 758 leaves
Note:
31 lines of black naskhi script with principal words in larger red or black, text blocks outlined in blue and gilt rule, floral headpiece of gold, blue, light blue, green and pink. [Period ?] shagreen cover with remnants of decoration.
Access:
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Source:
Purchased, 2012, from the Dictionary collection of Thomas Main Rodgers. Accession 2012-268.
Note:
Firuzabadi's dictionary is one of the central reference works of the Arabic language. Numerous commentaries were written on it and it was the primary source for Antonio Giggeo's Thesaurus Linguae Arabicae of 1632. It was compiled between 1368 and 1392 while the author was living in Mecca.
Provenance:
Provenance: Hagop Kevorkian collection. Book label with inventory number 758, penciled lot number but the auction date unspecified.
Local Subject:
The dictionary collection of Thomas Malin Rodgers. Medieval and Renaissance studies Turkey 16th century.
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