Lexicon Linguae Arabicae in Coranum, Haririum et Vitam Timuri.

Willmet, Joannes.

Book ID: 11346


4to. xvi, 824 pp., Arabic and Latin text, double column per page, modern buckram, title laid down, ex-library stamp on title page, some spotting or light foxing, lightly browned, apud Sam. et Joh. Luchtmans, Leiden, 1784.


Joannes Willmet, a pupil of E. Scheidius, used a copy of Giggeius he had in his possession with Golius’s notes, particularly valued by him since they were from the mouth of the African authority called Haustator. If this is either Ahmad b. Qasim or Yusuf Bisciano, both of whom Golius met in 1623 (Juynboll 128, Weigers 67), then he must have kept his notes in scrinuis until the publication of Giggeius in 1632. The continuing need for good Arabic dictionaries made the Russian scholar Erdmann publish a project for a new edition of Willmet’s lexicon in Kazan in 1821.
Bibliographic references: Lambrecht 471. PO 317 (Rotterdam / London issue). Philologia Orientalis 317. Schnurer 123.

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