Linguistics

أساس البلاغة

Asas al-Balagha.

$400

Author:

Al-Zamakhshari, Abu al-Qasim.

ابو القاسم الزمخشري

Publisher:

al-Matba'a al-Wahbiya

Publisher City:

Cairo

Year:

1882

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A

Weight:

1000 g

Dimensions:

24*15

Reference ID:

h16873

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Arabic language, lexicography, philology, grammar. 

8 vo. 337 pp. Arabic lithographic text within boders, title page partly loose & browned paper, modern hard back binding,  Cairo, first edition, 1882.
Asas al-Balaghah ("The Foundation of Eloquence") is a thesaurus and dictionary of figurative speech by Al-Zamakhshari who authored the work, in part, to reconcile what he viewed as the miraculous nature of the Qur'an with his theological views. It was the earliest Arabic lexicography to be organised in a completely alphabetical form and was noteworthy for its attention to metaphorical meanings. Words therein are listed in order from the first of their three component letters to the last, excluding complicated forms derived from roots as well as rare roots such as quadrilaterals and quintilaterals. Zamakhshari's goal was to catalogue both the literal and figurative meanings of Arabic words, and he used examples from the Qur'an and hadith for both. He viewed words almost as living organisms that were given life by the way they were used in rhetoric.

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