(3,053 words)

1. General definitions

Adjectives refer to a noun (substantive) which they qualify. They may take the position of an attribute, a predicate, or a predicative ( circumstantial predicative). Usually attributes, predicates, and circumstantial predicatives come after the reference noun (Fassi Fehri 1999:…

Cite this page
Wolfdietrich Fischer, “Adjectives”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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