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Proper Names
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Arabic proper or personal names (ism, pl. ʾasmāʾ, ʿalam; or ism ʿalam, pl. ʾasmāʾ ʾaʿlām) (Wright 1896:I, 107B), known from many sources and particularly abundant, are given for purposes of identification and for social and political interaction (Wild 1982:154). According to the rules of Arabic nomenclature, the full Arabic personal name is usually composed of the following elements: (i) the proper or personal name (ism

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Franz-Christoph Muth, “Proper Names”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0272>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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