Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Terms: Festschrift by Beatrice Gruendler, Michael Cooperson

By Beatrice Gruendler, Michael Cooperson

Ways to parts of Arabic-Islamic civilization, together with linguistics, literature, literary idea, faith, ritual, economics and zoology, in addition to similar themes within the outdated Iranian, Persian, Greek and Byzantine traditions, during the dialogue of pick out phrases, suggestions and phenomena.

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VIII: 734. “Ñadr,” in: Encyclopaedia of Islam. , VIII: 746-8. , Festschrift Ewald Wagner zum 65. Geburtstag, vol. 1: Semitische Studien unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Südsemitistik; vol. 2: Studien zur arabischen Dichtung, Beiruter Texte und Studien, vol. 54, BeirutStuttgart: Steiner. W. A. : Brill, 119-39. xxx BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WOLFHART HEINRICHS “ÑafÐ al-DÐn al-ÍillÐ,” in: Encyclopaedia of Islam. , VIII: 801-5. “ÑafwÁn al-AnÒÁrÐ,” in: Encyclopaedia of Islam. , VIII: 818-19. “ÑÁÎib,” in: Encyclopaedia of Islam.

C. Lyons describes the “man of wiles” in the following way: “as guide and resolver of difficulties he embodies the hero’s good fortune and his character lies at the heart of the favorite paradox of the cycles, the relationship between superhuman and miraculous virtue and lies, theft and deception” (Lyons 1995 1:118) In his discussion of these characters—helpers, guides, spies, tricksters—Lyons includes the figures of al-BaÔÔÁl in SÐrat DhÁt al-Himma, ÝUthmÁn and ShÐÎa in SÐrat Baybars, ÝUmar in SÐrat AmÐr Íamza, BihrÙz in SÐrat FÐrÙz ShÁh, ShaybÙb in SÐrat ÝAntar, and ÝAlÐ Zaybaq in the story of same name.

The specific value of the “enhancement” may depend either on context or on the particular lexical item, or both. The diminutive form is an optional way to name or identify an entity; hence, speakers choose to use it, and they do so in order to express a particular attitude or feeling toward it. Similarly, speakers of Levantine Arabic choose to use an -Át plural in its secondary role—that is, not to express a count plural but as a marker on a generic noun—in order to convey an attitude about it.

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