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 Dictionarium Arabo-Latinum
(2,542 words)

‘Arabic-Latin dictionary’

Jibrāʾīl al-Ṣuhyūnī

Date: 1604 or earlier

Original Language: Latin (with Arabic)


The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) holds a 1004-page Arabic manuscript (MS arabe 4338), containing an Arabic-Latin dictionary, written in 1612 by Jean-Baptiste Du Val (d. 1632), Royal Interpreter of Oriental languages. In the introduction, Du Val recounts how he began learning Arabic in Paris and Rome, and offers …

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Moukarzel , Joseph, “ Dictionarium Arabo-Latinum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>

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