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Verbal Noun
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1. Introduction

A verbal noun (maṣdar) is a fixed nominal form associated with the derived forms or patterns of the verb (ʾawzān). Following the Arabic tradition since Sībawayhi, who calls it also ḥadat̲ān and ḥadat̲ (cf. Levin 1998:917, n. 3; Ditters 1985), Šarṭūnī (1958) defines the maṣdar as “what denotes a situatio…

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Judith Rosenhouse, “Verbal Noun”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0369>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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