Francis Joseph Steingass

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Francis Joseph Steingass (March 16, 1825, Frankfurt am Main – January 1903) was a British linguist and orientalist of German Jewish descent.

Biography[edit]

Steingass completed his education, including a Ph.D., in Munich, Germany. Later, he was professor of Modern Languages at Birmingham, Professor of Modern Languages and Resident Lecturer on Arabic Languages, Literature & Law at the Oriental Institute, Woking.

He knew 14 languages, including Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit. He published a number of Persian-English, Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionaries.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Francis Joseph Steingass (1884). The student's Arabic-English dictionary. W.H. Allen. pp. 1242. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  • Francis Joseph Steingass (1882). English-Arabic dictionary: for the use of both travellers and students. W.H. Allen. pp. 466. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  • Francis Joseph Steingass (1882). English-Arabic dictionary: for the use of both travellers and students. W.H. Allen. pp. 466. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  • Francis Joseph Steingass (1882). English-Arabic dictionary. Sampson Low, Marston & Company. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  • Steingass, F.J. (1892). A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary, Including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in literature. New Delhi, India: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (published 2005). ISBN 81-7304-669-7. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  • The Assemblies of Al-Ḥarîri. Translated from the Arabic with Notes Historical and Grammatical, trans. by Thomas Chenery and F. Steingass, Oriental Translation Fund, New Series, 3, 2 vols (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1867-98), (vol. 2).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Author's biography sketch in the reprint of his Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary (ISBN 81-215-0711-1)

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