Rare French-Ottoman dictionary published in Constantinople (today Istanbul) in 1912. The dictionary was written by Ali Nazima, professor at the Ottoman University (today Istanbul University), and edited by Parsekh Kéchichian.
The Ottoman language was the standardized register of the Turkish language used in the Ottoman Empire (14th to 20th centuries CE). It borrowed extensively, in all aspects, from Arabic and Persian, and its speakers used the Ottoman Turkish alphabet for written communication.
In 1928, following the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, widespread language reforms instituted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk saw the replacement of many Persian and Arabic origin loanwords in the language with their Turkish equivalents. It also saw the replacement of the Perso-Arabic script with the extended Latin alphabet.
Author: Ali Nazima
Editor: Parsekh Kéchichian
Language: French and Ottoman
Year of Publication: 1912
Printed: Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Number of Pages: 630
Dimension : 12 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm