An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious Eastern Sources
By Edward William Lane
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Please Read the Preface First: It is very important that you read and understand the PREFACE in order to understand the abbreviations and termonology used in this lexicon by Edward William Lane.
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Release Notes v0.2: Several sections were formatted to facilitate ease of reading. Some of the redundant and junk text was deleted which was accidently introduced in the first version. A number of root words added for the letter SIN which were found missing on 02/27/2013.
Release Notes v0.1: Though numerous corrctions have been made in the online text at Perseus Digital Library as per published version of Lane Lexicon but there may be still be mistakes in this file, please consider this as a draft version and report errors and send your questions to Naveed Ul Islam (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you
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