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Ḏj̲arīda
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, literally “leaf”, which has become the usual term in modern Arabic for a newspaper, its adoption being attributed to Fāris al-S̲h̲idyāḳ [q.v.]. Its synonym ṣaḥīfa is less used in the sing., but the plural ṣuḥuf is more common than d̲j̲arāʾid . Some interest in the European press was shown by the Ottomans as early as the 18th century and, it would seem, e…

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Lewis, B., Pellat, Ch., Ed., P. M. Holt, K. Hitti, Philip, H. Massé, Günyol, Vedad, Mango, A.J., Ch. Quelquejay, Loewenthal, Rudolf et al., “Ḏj̲arīda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0185>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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