Feroz Ul Lughat: A Comprehensive Urdu to Urdu Dictionary
Feroz Ul Lughat is a famous and authoritative Urdu to Urdu dictionary compiled by Maulvi Ferozuddin (1863-1927), a renowned scholar of the Urdu language. The dictionary contains more than 125,000 words and phrases, along with their meanings, usage, synonyms, antonyms, and etymology. It also covers Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Sanskrit words that have been assimilated into Urdu.
The dictionary was first published in 1929 and has since been revised and updated several times. The latest edition is Feroz Ul Lughat Jame, which is a complete and comprehensive version of the dictionary. It is available in both print and digital formats. The digital version can be downloaded for free from the Internet Archive[^1^].
Feroz Ul Lughat is a valuable resource for students, teachers, writers, and researchers of the Urdu language. It is widely regarded as one of the best and most reliable Urdu dictionaries in the world.Some of the features of Feroz Ul Lughat are:
It covers both classical and modern Urdu vocabulary.
It provides examples of usage from various literary sources.
It explains the grammatical and phonetic aspects of words.
It traces the origin and history of words.
It includes idioms, proverbs, and quotations.
It gives the pronunciation of words in Roman script.
Feroz Ul Lughat is not only a dictionary, but also a guide to the richness and beauty of the Urdu language. It is a must-have for anyone who loves and appreciates Urdu.To download Feroz Ul Lughat, you can visit the Internet Archive website and click on the download options. You can choose from various formats, such as PDF, EPUB, Kindle, or Text. You can also read the dictionary online or borrow it for 14 days.
Maulvi Ferozuddin was a distinguished scholar and lexicographer of the Urdu language. He was born in Delhi in 1863 and received his education from various eminent teachers. He was well-versed in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Sanskrit, as well as English and Hindi. He devoted his life to the study and promotion of Urdu literature and culture. He died in 1927 in Lahore.
Some of the other works by Maulvi Ferozuddin are:
Feroz Ul Lughat Deewani: A dictionary of Urdu poetry.
Feroz Ul Lughat Qawaid: A grammar of the Urdu language.
Feroz Ul Lughat Tarikh: A history of the Urdu language.
Feroz Ul Lughat Adab: A literary criticism of Urdu literature.
Feroz Ul Lughat Fiqh: A treatise on Islamic jurisprudence.
Urdu is a language that has evolved over centuries from various influences and sources. It is derived from the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is closely related to Hindi, but has a distinct script and vocabulary. It is written in a modified form of the Arabic script, called Nastaliq. It has borrowed extensively from Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Sanskrit, as well as from English and other languages.
Urdu is spoken by more than 100 million people in Pakistan, India, and other parts of the world. It is the national language of Pakistan and one of the official languages of India. It is also widely used as a lingua franca in South Asia and among the diaspora communities. Urdu has a rich and diverse literature that spans genres such as poetry, prose, drama, fiction, and non-fiction. Some of the famous Urdu writers are Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, and Ahmed Faraz.
If you are interested in learning more about Urdu language and literature, you can consult some of the following sources:
Platts, John T. A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English. London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1884.
Bailey, Thomas G. Teach Yourself Urdu. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996.
Rahman, Tariq. A History of Pakistani Literature in English. Lahore: Vanguard Books, 1991.
Ali, Ahmed. The Golden Tradition: An Anthology of Urdu Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.
Asaduddin, M. The Penguin Book of Classic Urdu Stories. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2005. 061ffe29dd