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|Arabic to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Arabic literature
|Arabic term or phrase: أدب التوقيعات|
|I came across this term in a list of courses to be taught. After searching for it, I found this link |
that may help you form a concept about it
Could you help me find a proper term?
|The Art of Epigrammatic (or Aphoristic) Rejoinders|
A rejoinder is something said or written as a reply. Some people seem to always have a ready witty response to anything said to them. Such responses become memorable for thier brevity, wit, and effectiveness. If there is such a course in school (seems interesting), it could conceivably be entitled
The Art of the Rejoinder
If brevity is an essential aspect of the art we are discussing, and you want to further emphasize that aspect, then you can insert a modifier.
An epigram is "a concise, clever, often paradoxical statement" (American Heritage Dictionary).
An aphorism is "a tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion" (American Heritage Dictionary).
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Royal correspondence literature
Note added at 42 mins (2008-11-10 23:42:11 GMT)
You may transliterate "At-Tawqi'at" as I think you will not find a one-word equivalent to it. According to your reference, At-Tawqi'at refers to royal catch phrases made in response to letters, certain situations, etc.
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Literary Masterpieces in discourse
That would seem to be the most accommodating English sequel. Of course there are others, but this is a widely used term for high class literary exchanges in matters of the mundane day to day living.
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The Art of Dictum
Well, I went to the link you provided and, besides enjoying reading it, here's what I found after a little digging. I'm considering the definition of the word "dictum"; it looks descriptive of your phrase.
1. a noteworthy statement
-as a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion
-an observation intended or regarded as authoritative
2. a saying that describes an aspect of life in an interesting or wise way; a formal statement of opinion by someone who is respected or has authority
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