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A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary (Including the Arabic Words and Phrases to be Met with in Persian Literature)

A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary (Including the Arabic Words and Phrases to be Met with in Persian Literature)
$72.00
Item Code: NAL378
Author: F. Steingass
Publisher: Manohar Publishers and Distributors
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788173046698
Pages: 1547
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 10.0 inch x 7.5 inch
weight of the book: 2.1 kg
About the Book

The lines originally laid down for this Dictionary were, to prepare a revised edition of Johnson's enlargement of Wilkins-Richardson's Persian, Arabic, and English Dictionary, by reducing the Arabic element and increasing the Persian, so as to produce a volume specially adapted to the wants of the English students. However, it was found that the mere reduction of the Arabic portion would not suffice to answer the purpose intended. At the same time it was soon felt that the fresh matter to be introduced in the Persian part exceeded the limits contemplated, and necessitated in this respect a considerable extension of the primary plan.

It is hoped that this Dictionary will justify its claim to comprehensiveness. The author's only ambition was to advance the work close to the point at which the practical adoption of the motto Viribus Unitis, with regard to Persian, becomes a necessity, and should be seriously contemplated by oriental societies and congresses.

About the Author

Francis Joseph Steingass (1825- 1903) was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. He moved to England in the 1870s becoming Professor of Modern Languages at the Oriental Institute, Woking. The author of a number of Arabic and Persian dictionaries, he was cataloguing material in the India Office Library at the time of his death.





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