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Ḳiṣṣa
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(a.), pl. ḳiṣaṣ , the term which, after a long evolution, is now generally employed in Arabic for the novel, whilst its diminutive uḳṣūṣa , pl. aḳāṣīṣ , has sometimes been adopted, notably by Maḥmūd Taymūr [q.v.] as the equivalent of “novella, short story”, before being ineptly replaced by a ca…

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Pellat, Ch., Vial, Ch., Flemming, B., İz, Fahīr, Elwell-Sutton, L.P., Haywood, J.A., Johns, A.H., Knappert, J. and Zafrani, H., “Ḳiṣṣa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0523>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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