(4,466 words)

1. Definition

The Arabic verb taʿaddā and its derivatives mutaʿaddin and taʿdiya express the lexical concept of something going beyond something else. These terms are used by Arabic grammarians to refer to the concept of transitivity (for a general treatment of transitivity in Arabic grammar, see Owens 1988:167–172; Taha 1995). In the …

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Zeinab Ahmed Taha, “Taʿaddin”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0331>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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