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The term maḥmūl predicate’ is part of Arabic philosophical terminology, equivalent to the Latin praedicatum (Georr 1948:217; Afnan 1969:80–81; Versteegh 1993:24–25). Its meaning in philosophical terminology corresponds to that of xabar in linguistics (Elamrani-Jamal 1983:138–144; Fārābī, Ḥurūf 111.5–7), or ṣifa as opposed to mawṣūf in theological terminology (Wolfson 1976:112–132; Ibn Sīnā, Maqūlāt 18–19). The composition of mawḍūʿ subject’ and maḥmūl can be brought about ‘in the way of limitation’ (ʿalā naḥw at-taqyīd) or ‘in the way of report’ (ʿalā sabīl al-xabar). Fol…

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Miklós Maróth, “Maḥmūl”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol3_0081>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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