AL-Azraqi's lexical efforts in his book [Akhbar Mecca

Abstract

AbstractThe present study (AL-Azraqi's lexical efforts in his book [Akhbar Mecca]) sheds the light on a hidden aspect in his own personality, the linguistic aspect. However, Al-Azraqi was known as historian , not as a linguist(died in 247A.H).This study shows his efforts in lexical reference for huge number of nouns(proper nouns , countries and places .etc), he relies on direct hearing from scholars or reading the productions of his contemporaries as welled his personal work . He explained these words with reference to the above-mentioned ways (hearing).He made unique additions to Arabic Lexicons.