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(a.), maṣdar of form VI of the root n-s-k̲h̲ , a term with both legal and, above all, religious connotations. According to the LʿA , the simple form nasak̲h̲a has two principal meanings: (1) to copy a writing ( iktitābuka kitāban ʿan kitābin ), the original and the copy both being called nusk̲h̲a since each “replaces” the other ( ḳāma maḳāmahu ); and (2) to suppress a thing in order to replace it by another ( ibṭālu ’l-s̲h̲ayʾ wa-iḳāmatu āk̲h̲ara maḳāmahu , whence the sense of “to abrogate” [see nask̲h̲ ]). Tanāsak̲h̲a thus suggests the notion of things which succeed one another, eac…

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Gimaret, D., “Tanāsuk̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7388>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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