This monumental work has been the standard dictionary for translation of Arabic into French for many years. A massive, two-volume lexicon, it contains all of the known roots of the Arabic language and also includes the dialects of Algiers and Morocco. Older dictionaries capture the idiom of their time and often contain insights that are lost through the years. Seeking to recapture such insights, Gorgias Press is now making this historical dictionary available once again.
Albert de Biberstein Kazimirski (1808-1887) was a lexicographer of repute in the nineteenth century. Among his many accomplishments was the translation of the Quran into French and the production of multiple dictionaries.