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Mad̲j̲āz
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(A.), a term in rhetoric, means "trope" and, more generally, the use of a word deviating from its original meaning and use, its opposite being ḥaḳīḳa ("veritative expression").

In Arabic literature.

The different modes of expression labelled as mad̲j̲āz by the Arabic theorists were divided into twelve categories by Fak̲h̲r al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 606/1210) without, however, following a consistent system of criteria (cf. al-Suyūṭī, Muzhir , ed. Cairo 1282, i, 171). A more refined and detailed …

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Reinert, B., Bruijn, J.T.P. de and Stewart Robinson, J., “Mad̲j̲āz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0605>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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