Diminution in Ibn Al-Faridh’s Poetry


Mohammad Noori A’bbas
Arabic language department, College of Education For Humanities, University of Anbar, Iraq.


The present paper sheds light on an interesting phase of the creative poetic phases that is diminutive in the poetic texts of the Abbasid poet Ibn Al-Faridh. The researcher thinks that the diminutive, used by this poet, is divided into three kinds: the diminutive of proper noun, the diminutive of places, and the diminutive of times. Hence, by these kinds, one can identify the purpose of diminutive or the accurate meaning that can be captured. The study arrives at that diminutive has a particular representation in positions and a general representation used by the heritage books.