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it has necessarily been treated of rather briefly, yet what is given will be found sufficient to convey a clear idea of the radical or primary signification of words.t
The compiler begs to make his acknowledgments to the Authors of the following works, which have chiefly been consulted in the preparation of this Manual:-Johnson's Persian and Arabic Dictionary, the Hindustání,Dictionaries of Gilchrist and Shakespeare, Rousseau and Kirkpatrick's Vocabularies, the Farhangi Jehángíří, Burhāni Kātî, and the Amánullugát.
In conclusion, it is hoped that, when the labours of such learned Oriental lexicographers as the above appear as the groundwork of the present Dictionary, it will not fail to command the confidence of those for whom it is intended.
Surat, December 1879.
S. B. DOCTOR.
+When the meaning of any Arabic root is given in the form of the Past Indicative, it should be understood that the second and third letters of the root-word should be pronounced with zabar or fatha; as Jei (faâla) “he did." But when the meaning is given as the Present Infinitive, the second and third letters of the root are Sākin, or quiescent ; as Ji ( fâl
PERSIAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY.
Alif is the first letter of the Arabic and Persian alphabets. In representation of numbers by the Arabic letters,
stands for one.
ā, One of the imperatives, and also the contracted participle of
to come. ī āb, (Sans. :) S. Water; honour, dignity; Lustre or water (in gems); temper (of steel &c.); edge or sharpness (of a sword); mode, manner.
Play or sport in water; swimming.
آب بازي .Rain-water, rain آب باران
Sprink آب پاشي .A glass آب بسته .The stars آب پیکران .ling water
ķī ābād, adj. Cultivated, inhabited, populous, happy. S to build, to cultivate, to people.
ķī ābān, s. The eighth Persian month.
.abad آباد abadan, adj. See آبادان ..
,ab-tab آب تاب P
S. Splendour; dignity;
P. ¿ïī āb-tāba, s. An ewer, water-pot. Ja ibtida, s. ( he began). Beginning, commencement.
ibtidad, s. Contrivance, invention.
Jibtidal, s. Meanness, vileness.
of the Arabic alphabet; a mode of
P. û ab-i-chashm, s. Water of the eyes;
āb-i-hasrat, s. Water of desire; wish, appetite, longing.
P. ab-i-hayat, s. Water of life; the
fountain of life.
P.lab-i-haiwan, s. Water of life or