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1st Edition

A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian

ISBN 9780415567800
Published April 5, 2010 by Routledge
692 Pages

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Book Description

Now available in paperback, A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian is a reference work unique in the history of English-Persian lexicography. It offers a considerably extended guide to modern everyday Persian vocabulary, arranged by theme. With approximately 25,000 Persian headwords in over seventy themed sections, it covers every conceivable vocabulary need: from everyday topics such as food or the weather, to more in-depth topics such as astronomy, psychology or international relations. Supplementary wordlists cover verbs, adjectives and parts of speech, while a special section on Persian simple and compound verbs will appeal to all learners of Persian. An easy-to-use index of English words, with over 20,000 items of vocabulary, completes the work and gives it the look and feel of a regular two-way bilingual dictionary.

Invaluable for vocabulary building, essay-writing and specialised translation, A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian caters for all your Persian language needs in one volume, and is designed to make word learning a pleasure rather than a chore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Foreword  1. Introduction  2. Guide to Transliteration and Pronunciation  3. List of Abbreviations  4. Themed Sections.  Supplementary Lists.  Index

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Colin Turner is a Reader in Islamic Thought at the University of Durham,
UK. His main research areas include Islamic theology and philosophy;
Sufism; Shi'ism; The Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis;
Persian language and literature. Some of his previous publications are
Islam: The Basics (2005) and The Koran (2004), also published by


"[A]n impressive achievement and a good practical resource for students and tourists alike." - Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies, Winter 2012 Vol. V No. 1