عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Little is known about the author, who was one of the writers in the 11-12 centuries AH/17-18 CE). From his sole surviving work it becomes understood that Lāhiji began studying reliable Persian and Arabic word-lists from 1077 AH/1666 CE and that, after 21 years of hard work, he managed to complete this work in 1098 H, this date being equal to the numerical value of the letters of Lobb-al-Loghāh according to Jomal valuation (Hesāb-e jomal).
The book contains some 5,200 Persian and Arabic words alphabetically arranged in 28 chapters, and dedicated to Safavid Solayman Shah (1077-1105 AH/1666-1694 CE).
Based on three manuscripts of the work, in this article, following a biographical description of the author, the characteristics of Lobb-al-Loghah and its way of compilation have been addressed. All the information presented in the article has been derived from the notes of the editor of the Lobb collected in the process of editing this dictionary.