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Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266083

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.001.0001

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The Introduction of Arabic Words in Medieval British Latin Scientific Writings

The Introduction of Arabic Words in Medieval British Latin Scientific Writings

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(p.198) 9 The Introduction of Arabic Words in Medieval British Latin Scientific Writings
Source:
Latin in Medieval Britain
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Charles Burnett

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0009

Latin was the key language for scientific discourse in writing in medieval Britain. It frequently had need of new terminology to capture new developments within the various fields. Arabic sources were important in the period for both ideas and terminology. This chapter discusses the stages by which Arabic words were assimilated into British Latin, from being strange foreign words to becoming familiar Latin terms, and addresses the question of at what stage they should be included in a Latin lexicography or dictionary.

Keywords:   Arabic, British Latin, Latin, lexicography, science, scientific writing

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