Lane, Edward William

Lane, Edward William an English Orientalist, was born September 17, 1801, at Hereford. He studied at Cambridge, and spent some years in Egypt (1825-28; 1833-35). He published An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (Lond. 1836, and often Germ. transl. Leipsic, 1856): — Selections of the Kur'an (Lond. 1843): — Arabian Society in the Middle Ages (1853). In 1842 he went for a third time to Egypt, and after his return, in 1849, began the publication of his main work, Arabic-English Lexicon, of which he published five parts (1863-74), and died August 9, 1876. Lane's nephew, Stanley Lane Poole, continues the work of the deceased. (B.P.)

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