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A Very Concerned Reader: Arthur Jeffrey: "Foreign Vocabulary of the Quran"

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 27, 2021 at 06:33

The Qur'an has its share of foreign words as would be expected. These were the languages of the late antique period including: Syriac/Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic. al-Tabari claims that there are "Indian" (Sanskrit) and Coptic (Egyptian language) words in the Qur'an

How did al-Mufasereen explain such "problem" after all the Qur'an claims to be "An Arabic Qur'an"? al-Suyuti tells his reader, and I'm paraphrasing: Any foreign word in the Qur'an becomes and Arabic word, after all Allah says that this is an Arabic Qur'an!

On top of the list is the mother language of Arabic: Syriac/Aramaic

https://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Jeffery/Vocabulary/index.htm

BTW: Syriac is Middle Aramaic and it was the major literary language in the late antique Middle East. The Syriac literature is vast. And Syriac literature is the source of the Biblical narratives in the Qur'an

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