Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

One of the first times a comprehensive discussion of the term maṣdar is encountered in the linguistic literature is in Sībawayhi's (d. ca. 177/793) grammatical treatise al-Kitāb ‘the boo…

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Everhard Ditters, “Maṣdar”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0205>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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