Arabic definite article (ال) question

asked 2018-06-07 15:47:55 -0500

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In Arabic, which text (or what else) was used as a base for categorization (Lam al-ahd, Lam al-jins, Perfection, Conjunction etc) of the Arabic definite article (ال)? In other words, what is the origin of those categories, which define the 'meanings' of definite article in Arabic grammar?

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