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Afʿal min kaḏā


Date of creation
  • 10th century   Gregorian
    4th century   Hegirian
Preferred title

Afʿal min kaḏā   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

أفعل من كذا   Arabic  

Variant title work
  • Kitāb afʿal   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • كتاب أفعل   Arabic  
Work type Single work
Literary work Maxim, aphorism, proverb, anecdote
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious

Nature of content



كتاب أدبي، جمع فيه المؤلف اﻷمثال التي جاءت على صيغة أفعل التفضيل عند العرب. وكان المؤلف يكتفي في بعض اﻷحيان بذكر المثل دون تعليق، وأحيانا أخرى يشرح الألفاظ شرحًا لغويًا، وربما استشهد لما أراد ببيت من الشعر، وربما ذكر قصة المثل.


This is a literary book, in which the author collects the Arabic proverbs that are in the comparative adjective form. In many cases, the author settles for mentioning the proverb without commenting on it, while in other cases he elaborates to explain it. He frequently uses poetic evidences or mention the story from which the proverb originates.



Diamond   W 70478

Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 11-11-2021 by Yamen Nouh (IDEO)

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