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Xabar
(2,567 words)

1. The grammarians' usage of the term xabar

The term xabar, like many other medieval grammatical terms, developed out of the literal meaning of the word, which is ‘message’, ‘story’, etc. The verb ʾaxbara means ‘to relate something (new) about something’. Right from the early stages of the medieval Arab grammatical tradition, the term xabar and its derivatives have been used in the sense of ‘ predi…

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Yishai Peled, “Xabar”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0381>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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