Abbreviations
(171 words)

Abbreviations have been used somewhat sparingly to avoid too dense and impenetrable a text. A list of the most frequently used ones is given below. Abbreviations referring to manuscript collections will be found together with the General Bibliography at the end of the book.

(1) Arabic

b.

ibn

bt.

bint

K.

Kitāb

M.

Maṭbʿa

Mk.

Maktaba

Q.

Qaṣīda

R.

Risāla

Sh.

Shaykh

Sī.

Sīdī

Takh.

Takhmīs

w.

walad/wad

(2) English And Latin

abridgt.

abridgement

anon.

anonymous

attrib.

attributed

B.

Battle of

c.

circa (about)

cf.

confer (compare)

Ch.

Chapte…

Cite this page
“Abbreviations”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20000_4>
First published online: 2016



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