Excellent Dictionary… Lane’s Lexicon

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Arabic-English Lexicon, also known as Lane’s Lexicon (by Edward William Lane) is said to be the best Arabic-English dictionary available.  It is large in size (about thrice the size of Hans Wehr’s), some prints having up to eight volumes.  The price tag runs to near £300, but it can be downloaded in its entirety for free, from www.laneslexicon.co.uk or www.studyquran.co.uk/LLhome.htm.

There’s a great deal of information found within its pages, though navigating any large pdf document can be annoying.  While it definitely doesn’t suit beginners, it’s a useful resource to have in possession.  If you’re planning on buying it, you can save a lot of money by purchasing it in the Middle East.


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