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A dictionary of idiomatic expressions in written Arabic : for the reader of classical and modern texts

Author: Mahmoud Sami Moussa
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : The American University In Cairo Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How would you ever know that "to lose a baby ostrich" means to rush into something without thinking? Or that "what can the wind take from the pavement?" is said when someone has nothing to lose? This comprehensive guide to idiomatic expressions in literary Arabic, the first of its kind, will inform, amuse, and entertain, through more than 8,500 entries found in texts from the Qur'an to today's newspapers. With
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mahmoud Sami Moussa
ISBN: 9774166418 9789774166419
OCLC Number: 869589018
Language Note: Arabic idioms with meanings given in Arabic and English.
Description: 571 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Mahmoud Sami Moussa.
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