The ruler of Sharjah launches the first 17 volumes of the historical dictionary of the Arabic language
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM – November 3, 2021) His Royal Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme and Ruler of Sharjah Council, today launched the first 17 volumes of the ” Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language ”, at the opening of the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), organized by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), at the Expo Center Sharjah.
His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Sovereign of Sharjah, attended the launching ceremony of the Dictionary, the largest Arabic linguistic knowledge and information project that documents the history of Arabic language lexicons and their transformations of use during the last 17 centuries (pre-Islamic at the present time).
The dictionary not only provides the history, origins, meanings and explanations of the words, but also documents the history of the nation, preserves its civilization, and celebrates the achievements of Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean.
It describes words, the definition of the semantics of words according to their historical contexts and their etymology.
Sheikh Sultan also announced that the dictionary will be available on a dedicated website and app.
The Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language introduces the new generation to the history of their grandparents, regions and historical events in which they can prepare for larger and more in-depth historical and linguistic studies. The dictionary connects the new generation to the history of the nation through the precious language, which preserves the tradition, values and history of the nation.