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1. Ištiqāq

The term ištiqāq lit. ‘splitting’ is a grammatical term that translates into English as ‘derivation’; in some respects it could be viewed as the equivalent of the notion of etymology. Ištiqāq means that one word is derived from another, or that the two are derived from a common source, called ʾaṣlroot’ (cf. ʾAstarābāḏī, Šarḥ aš-Šāfiya II, 334). In order to understand the derivation of new words from the root, the root should be defined in relation to another concept called wazntemplate’.

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Abdellah Chekayri, “Ištiqāq”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0058>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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